Most of us have heard the phrase, “You can’t understand someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” It’s about having empathy, experiencing the world from another person’s perspective. It’s more than just understanding about someone else’s experience… it’s somehow living it. We may know people who have lost a loved one, but we won’t really know the depth of their loss without having gone through it our self. While it’s difficult to completely understand other people’s experiences, we can understand to some degree, because we’re fellow human beings.
But what about God? We read the scriptures and learn much about God and his attributes, but we are always thinking from our human perspective. God is God ! God created the universe out of nothing. God is almighty and all powerful. God is perfect. God is all knowing and loving. God is all just. I’m a very flawed human being, “a sinner who has fallen fall short of the glory of God.” (Rom. 3:23)
Okay Dave, you’re not breaking any new ground here…what’s the point? Well the point is that sometimes I can think I understand God. I can think he’s like a “Perfect Dave”…. a Dave who never sins and always loves…. but even a “Perfect Dave” is not God. “PD” would still be human with human limitations…. not all knowing and powerful, and not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive…”
Is there a point to this BLOG? Yes, the point is that I view life with my human limitations. Even when empowered by the Holy Spirit, I am limited in all aspects of my life. Mother Teresa was a wonderful and holy and loving saint… Pope John Paul II was an incredible man of God… St. Peter was a companion of the Lord and our first Pope…. but all of them were human, not God. They all had limitations.
Because I’m human, I often don’t think like God thinks. I allow temptation to color how I think. I get nervous when things aren’t going well. I think God should fix things that are going wrong right away. I have a lot of opinions that don’t line up with the ways of God, and on and on and on.
So when things look like they are not going right in your life, in the world …. when it seems like the devil is having a heyday…. when it seems like our prayers are going into a “blackhole”, know that these reactions are the reactions of a human being, not God. We may know the Lord and we may be growing in holiness….but we are not God. God is not worried about the evil in this world. He is God. He has the last word about everything…everything.
The Psalmist reminds us of how God views things: “fret not because of the wicked, be not envious of wrongdoers!For they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act… Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him…. a little while, and the wicked will be no more … the LORD laughs at the wicked, for he sees that his day is coming….the wicked perish; the enemies of the LORD are like the glory of the pastures, they vanish–like smoke they vanish away.” (Ps. 37:1-20)
For you and for me, we need to TRUST in the Lord. We need to trust in his love and care for each of us and “leave the driving to God”. God is not worried. He will get us safely home one day …. safe in the hands of the Lord. And that is very good news.
4 thoughts on ““God Is Not Worried””
Just what I needed to hear this morning. Thanks Dad.
Jesus I trust in you and you only!
You know the perfect way and I trust you and I know I can’t trust myself
Very timely reminder. Thanks Dad 🤗
I second what Anne said…great reminder to start off the week 🙂