Joy For All Seasons

Devotional
What moves you? What fills your heart with the echoes of eternity?

For me, it has always been words and melodies.

“God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don’t understand,
When you don’t see His plan,
When you can’t trace His hand,
Trust His heart.” (Babbie Mason)

These words have become more than lyrics to me ... they have become solid theology. They have become a dynamic and powerful prayer.

“God is too wise to be mistaken ...”

My soul rests in the assurance that God is never wrong. I never know better than He does. His wisdom never contradicts His Word ... and I rest there ... in that safe place of trusting an all-wise God.

God’s wisdom never changes because God never changes. His mind and His heart toward His children thousands of years ago is still His mind and His heart toward His children today.

“God is too good to be unkind ...”

When I read those words, I weep. My heart melts within me at the goodness of the God who I love and serve. There is no unkindness in God. Everything that comes into my life is filtered through the wisdom, power, and goodness of God.

God is eternally and infinitely good. There is not one atom or cell of cruelty, unkindness, or badness in God.

He is infinitely and lavishly good.

He is powerfully loving and wisely kind.

“So when you don’t understand, when you can’t see His plan ...”

How many times has THAT happened in your life?!

You don’t understand what God is doing ... you can’t see His fingerprint in the daily-ness of your day ... you don’t hear His voice or see the handwriting on the wall.
You scream out for understanding and He is silent.

You demand an explanation from heaven’s heart and get nothing.

What do you do at that lonely moment? Is there a place for your aching soul to be comforted?

“When you can’t trace His hand ... trust His heart.”

You trust His heart.

You trust His wisdom and His power.

You trust His goodness that is never unkind.

You trust that He is enough to carry you through.

Joyful Thought to Ponder: Write out 10 adjectives that describe who God is.