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Word for Today /When You Don’t Understand

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When You Don’t Understand

‘The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us.’ Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV

When you don’t understand what’s happening in your life, start with what you know for sure; namely, that God is good all the time, and His ‘love for those who respect Him continues forever.’ (Psalm 103:17 NCV) He’s not fickle. He doesn’t bless you one day and curse you the next: His ‘mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.’ (Lamentations 3:22–23 ESV) But there are things God chooses to reveal to us, and ‘secret things’ He doesn’t—for our own good.

Writer Beth Jones says: ‘If God keeps a secret from us, it’s for our benefit and the benefit of others… For example, He doesn’t go around blaming, tattling or disclosing our sins, weaknesses, unbelief, carnality, selfishness or pride to others. When things happen, God knows why… Secret things belong to the Lord. And when He reveals something to us, it’s because He wants us to walk in that truth by faith. For example, He reveals His character and His will in His Word… so we can live by faith knowing that He’s good, fair, kind, generous, merciful, faithful, gracious, patient, and He’s in the saving, healing, redeeming, restoring, sanctifying, and blessing business. Things revealed belong to us. When we don’t know why… here’s what we know for sure. God’s Word is truer than our circumstances or experiences… and just because He knows everything about us doesn’t mean He tells us about everything. We also know that when things look bad, God is still good. He’s a giver, not a taker… a blesser, not a curser… and no matter what happens or doesn’t happen, at the end of the day—we still win!’

written by Bob Gass
So true sister, there are things any loving parent would hold back from their children, depending on age of child and circumstances.

We are children of God, when born again from above, or better put; we are all children of God, but only the born again from above are God's children.

Our heavenly Father loves his children, he reveals to us what we are able to take, able to understand, and other items he naturally holds back, so as to protect us.

Daniel 2:22
It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And the light dwells with Him.

Daniel 12:9
Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.

Mark 13:32
But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

Some things he has to hold back from us, could we even try to imagine, the internet, social media, text messaging, etc. if we actually knew the day or hour the Lord will return in Glory for His Church? Then we would be our own worst enemies, like a stag or hen night before the wedding! Sin, Sin, Sin, Lord forgive... just in time. The world would be worse than it is now.

God is the God of knowledge, wisdom, Grace, Mercy and Love.

Thank the Lord He is.

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