“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”IsaiAh 26:3 NLT
We could look back on 2020, and even ahead, to the difficult weeks and months that many of us are facing, and ask, “where is God in all this?”
Yesterday, I sat on our broad windowsill, watching how the wind caught the top of the sea and made little white ‘caps’ across the water. I watched the trees swaying, the long grass flattening, as the wind touched it, and how the wind caused the huge, heavy blades of the wind turbines to turn, creating electricity for nearby farms.
The wind is a blessing. It moves moist air around, keeping people, animals and plants hydrated. And so much more.
Just because we can’t see how God could be working behind the scenes, doesn’t mean He isn’t.(Mustard Seed Blog)
We can’t see the wind. But we know it exists because we see the result of its work. We can’t see God either, but we know He exists, and can rest assured that He never ceases to work “EVERYTHING together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28)
I don’t know your circumstances, and 2020 was certainly a difficult year for many of us, but I will say this: Perhaps what you might view as a setback in your life is actually God’s setup.
There were many times when Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand what Jesus was doing and couldn’t grasp what He was telling them. It was only with hindsight that the penny dropped. One such time was when He washed their feet, and had to tell them “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will” (John 13:7 NLT)
When we give up our need to know all the details of every circumstance, we can rest in the confidence that belongs to the person whose mind is fixed on God – the only one who do does know.