Why vs. Who – Answers vs. Presence

2007-07-18 13.37.05

And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them. Psalm 78:72

The above verse references David but ultimately points to Jesus I think. He is the great Shepherd who shepherds us with integrity of heart and with skillful hands He leads us. Sometimes we wonder why bad things happen or things don’t work out like we had hoped. If God is good and all powerful why would He allow certain things to happen, we might wonder.

Job is a great example of someone in the bible that could have wondered such things given his incredible hardships. However even in Job’s life we see in chapter 38 Job is reminded of just Who God is, how big, how much higher His thoughts and ways are then ours. Our minds were not created to understand all that He is doing but one day it will be revealed. After Job is reminded of Who God is and who he is not, (Job 40) he turns on himself for ever having accused God of wrong doing. We deserve nothing more than death and Jesus gave His life to save us from that. What the devil meant for bad for Job, for Jesus, on the cross, God turned for His eternal good and glory!

I pray to walk by unshakable faith and not by sight in a God that is on His throne; Who has defeated the grave for us and would not allow anything that He could not ultimately turn for good and His glory. Let’s not fall away on the account of how He chooses to do things. One day it will become clear and we will not have wanted it any other way. No eye has seen no ear has heard no mind has conceived what God has planned for those who love Him.

Jesus, instead of wallowing in the “Why?” that I cannot possibly comprehend this side of heaven help me to trust the “Who” that gave His life to save mine; the “Who” that longs to shepherd me with integrity of heart, and skillful hands. Rather than search for answers I can not possibly comprehend, help me to rest in Your pledged presence.

Independent Read: Psalm 23, Job 38

Matt. 2:6 But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.

John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Rev. 7:17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.'”

 

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