Trust Me On This

When I’m finally standing in the new creation, and I’m thinking back over my life, there are some things I will never say.

I will never, ever say to my Father, “Why didn’t you stop me from doing that? Why did you prevent that from happening? Why did you allow that to happen? Why didn’t you give me that thing I wanted so badly?”

I will never ever say those words because it will be so evident that everything that happened in my life happened for his glory and for my good. (Rom 8:28)

Today, if I have not been given something I want – even desperately want, to the extent of feeling that I need it – my Father is saying to me, “Barry, this is bad for you. Trust me on this one, son. I love you.”

“If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matt 7:11)

6 thoughts on “Trust Me On This

  1. You already are a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) and God wants us to live out of who he says we are right now. He gives grace to the humble but is opposed to the proud, (I Peter 5:5). When I humble myself and trust God he can now enable me to experience the reality of who I really am in Him. I am a new creation, I am holy and righteous, loved unconditionally, totally forgiven, etc. This is who I am right now and God wants me to live out of who I am. As I do he then begins to transform my behavior over time. Satan tries to make me believe the lie that I cannot possibly be who God says I am because he gets me to focus on my behavior, rather than on who God says I am. It comes down to am I going to believe the lie or God’s truth. 🙂

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    • Yes, very true.

      I remember someone saying, “He gives you at any given moment exactly what you would give yourself at any given moment – if you knew everything he does.” Thanks for the nuance FF.

      All the best with your blog, by the way!

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