Sometimes with a change of events in our lives we can enter into uncertainty. A good example of this was demonstrated in Luke 24. Two disciples journeying along the Emmaus Road were reasoning together over the events of Jesus’ crucifixion and disappearance from the tomb He was lain in. They had thought (verse 21) and trusted that Jesus had come to redeem Israel…..and now His body had just disappeared! Their understanding of the events was limited and off balance. God did not send His Son to redeem Israel only but to be the Saviour of the whole world! God always has a bigger picture, the greater includes the lesser!
The two disciples were reasoning together. When we start to analyse events we can move from reason to treason against our Creator, which only results in despondency. Life can be very challenging at times looking for the next step forward, wondering what to do next. Sometimes we have a false expectation. Expectation is linked to hope. We have to have an expectation of God, otherwise we have no hope, but if we have an unreal expectation we will be disappointed. The two disciples on the Emmaus Road had no idea of God’s greater purpose, they had no revelation on resurrection until they communed with Jesus and He opened their understanding.
When the issues of life produce challenge, when we commune with our heart and enter into uncertainty, we have a divine appointment to commune with the Lord instead and hear from His perspective. These times are “the turning of a page” and not “the end of the book.” We are “more than conquerors through Him that loved us,” and nothing “can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 8: 37-39. It is our birthright in God to receive the things that we have hoped for, the fulfillment of the promises God has given us, to see the fullness of God in every one of us can be an absolute reality. God gave each of us a measure of His faith…..”the faith of the Son of God,” Galatians 2:20, KJV. Because it is OF Him, He will quicken it.
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Doubts will come but we are so blessed that we still have the choice and liberty to present ourselves to the Lord for His guidance, correction and encouragement. When I make the choice to “walk in the Light” there is no darkness in my life at all, see 1 John 1:3 – 7.
At every end there is a new beginning. I must position myself to hear from God and fix my eyes on Him and not on temporal things. It is all about Jesus and His resurrected life in me for the extension of His kingdom, to the glory of God.
When God has given a promise, only the length of time until it’s fulfillment is disputable, the promise is sure! There are times of testing when we can be shaken, not to shake our faith but to settle us into God’s “Rest,” and to rest in the confident knowledge that God will complete the work He has started in us.
Abraham and Sarah’s faith was tested to the limit before they received the fulfillment of the promise God gave to them to give birth to a son together. Sarah had menopaused and it seemed impossible “in the natural” to conceive. God waited until it was impossible before He moved in. When all reasonable and natural hope had died….God showed up with a miracle and fulfilled His promise to them…..and Isaac was born.
As is often the case…..TILL WE MEET THE IMPOSSIBLE, WE DO NOT TOUCH THE RESOURCES OF GOD!
The winds of change may blow, but in a changing world our confidence is in our God who never changes, and our security is in His everlasting love undergirding and over-shadowing our lives and guiding us with His eye. Our times are in His hands, Psalm 31.