Tuesday, September 3, 2013

No Surprises

Jeremiah 1:5 (NASB) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
God is more than amazing.  He knew before the day of your birth everything that would transpire in your life.  He knew when, where, what, how, and who would be involved in every circumstance and situation you would ever face.  Omniscient is an understatement to His infinite knowledge.  We just don’t have sufficient verbiage to describe God’s splendor and majesty.
But we can take comfort in knowing that before even our first breath, He had a purpose for us to fulfill upon this earth.  Nothing happens in our lives that can alter the purpose that He established for us before the beginning of time.  When we understand just how much control we really don’t have, we can truly begin to exercise our faith in God.  His sovereignty is beyond our realm of comprehension.
Although we cannot fully understand, we can trust.  Once we trust God with our past, present, and future, we can operate in the undeniable peace that God is working all things together for our good.  When we live for His glory alone, our contentment cannot be shaken because we know that HE KNOWS everything concerning us.  Nothing could ever possibly catch Him by surprise: no illness, no job loss, no financial devastation, no addiction, no________ (fill in the blank with whatever you are facing today).  He consecrated you before your birth, and He appointed you to a specific purpose.

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