So, umh…along my long journey, I stumbled upon a book which currently is my “happy pill.” Promptly, I’d stopped just to write this at once! The idea of “God-box” (but I would like to rephrase it, “Putting God in a box” to make it more epic) by Beverly and Lori (great authors of the book) did caught my eyes. I visualize it like locking God inside a room while you are running around, messing everything. The picture of it may not inflict the same thought I have in mind but I’m hoping somewhere in this point we’ll get the idea.
So, again, locking God inside your room while you’re running around outside—messing up everything—you can’t really control. Sad to say, oftentimes we’re fond of that.
According to one of the authors of this book, if we are asked if we trust God, we would say YES. But that kind of trust should include the big and even small issues in our daily lives like how do we get money, where do we get food, job/career, health, political, bills, etc. We fail to realize that throughout the course of the day—God is always our last option; and that we would prefer to do it our way, rather than to seek God’s guidance first. So when everything went wrong—-we can’t help blaming God.
I understand that some of us still fear to trust God, too. According to the authors, we fear that God might take something from us to teach us a lesson. Or we fear that He might allow things to happen differently from how we want Him to handle it—-an example of putting Him in a box. But we must understand that God loves us so much that He promised not to abandon us nor forsake us, and He’s always after to bless us.
Also, we should keep in mind that in the book of Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Sad to say that there was a time in my life (many times, actually) when important people to me were taken away, afar, from me. And I always left devastated with sadness and worries from what might happen to them. Only to find that wherever they are right now, I’m receiving messages that they are more than happy and satisfied. See? Why worry much? I forgot the fact that God cares so much more than we ever could, and what matter to us matter to Him, too.
God is a God that knows everything, sees everything, hears everything and so forth. He’s not old and He’s not small. There’s a lot of admonition in the scripture regarding trust. From Abraham to the 12 tribes, Moses to the promise land, to David and Goliath, and the life of our Savior Jesus. These are just few of God’s epitome of His faithfulness and trustworthiness.
So there! I must continue the book now..God Bless!
Recommend book: A Woman and Her God