Friday, February 08, 2008

Thoughts on Psalm 105

Today I am reading in Psalm 105. In this rich chapter is a brief history of God's work in the lives of the Jewish people. It's an amazing chapter as the author outlines God's work from God's perspective. Sometimes that's what I need most- to see things as God does. Here's just part of it written from God's perspective.

In verse 17 the author says,

"He sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons; Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tested him."

He sent him!

From Joseph's perspective he was betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery, but from the divine perspective he was sent.
As I walk towards the goal how often do I see the disasters and dilemmas of life as part of a divine plan? I will tell you how often- NEVER! In the middle of being in chains on the way to Egypt it's hard to see what God is doing. Honestly there are times when you wonder if God is even aware of your situation, but he is and he is actively working throughout our lives towards his goal- each of us complete in Christ.
As you walk towards the goal realize that what you may see as disaster God may see as exactly where he wants you. Trust him. He has a plan....even when you're in chains on the way to Egypt.


jh said...

You know, sometimes I think we do ourselves a great disservice by "needing" to understand the plan rather than just accepting that there is a plan and trusting that, since it's God's plan, it is by definition good.

vincit omnia veritas said...

Dear Pastor,

Thanks for the encouraging post. Yes! We need to learn that nothing is mere coincidence ... God is sovereign in all things! And the difficult bit is learning how to submit to His Plan ... :)