Updated: Apr 15
Despite what's going on in the world, God is in control. He sees it all and He is at work. God does not operate like man.
His thoughts and ways surpass that of man. They are much higher. He allows things to happen for a time and for a purpose. He knows what He's doing at all times. He not only knows what was, and what is, he also knows what will be. God knows everything we do. He is constantly looking down and seeing what we do and He keeps a record of the innermost secrets of our hearts. We need to be mindful of that. “The Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts” (1 Chronicles 28:9) Right now, the world is struggling but God is still in control. “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). He sees what's behind us and what's ahead of us, all the threats and dangers, all the worries and woes.
Even when we are in the middle of stressful situations God’s will can be fulfilled in us. In the midst of difficulty and hardship, when things seem to be going the wrong way it is in these circumstances, God can be working His purpose out in our lives. Whether that be financial problems, illness or other uncertainty, as it might be for us today. God’s master-plan can still be unfolding in a way that we would never be able to comprehend, until later in time when we look back at some point in our future.
"Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!" (Rom 11:33) "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:16) "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)