God Has Secrets Too (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 199)
Deuteronomy 29:29 (NLT)
The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.
God reserves the right to tell the world some things and to keep some things hidden. Sometimes we do not know why suffering or evil has to exist in the world. Other times we do not know why we have to experience sadness and pain. But the truths in Scripture allow us to trust God with confidence and certainty even in difficult times.
God has secrets and in his privileged sovereignty, He holds the right to keep those things to himself. If he told us—mere human souls—every decision he makes or everything he allows to happen, it would overwhelm us for lack of understanding. We must come to learn and appreciate that God is in control. Nothing happens in heaven or in earth without his knowledge and we can trust in his wisdom and goodness.
God in his grace and mercy cares for his creation with incomprehensible love. Giving his Son, Jesus Christ, to the world for our salvation and hope of eternal life is the greatest act God did. Beyond a doubt, we can trust the fact that he loves us so much that he will do what is in our best interest. Even when we can’t see it, sense it, or feel it, God cares for us beyond our wildest imaginations.
Crises and catastrophes have a tendency to open our ears and our hearts to hear God’s voice. Every incident bears a lesson if we are only willing to learn it. God’s greatest wish is for every man to come to know his Son and to follow him on a daily basis. God who loves us perfectly and purely is in control, working everything out for our good and his glory. Knowing this should seal our hearts with hope, cover our souls in trust, and help us believe that God’s secrets are mostly promises in disguise.
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”
— Corrie ten Boom