Monday, January 20, 2014

God is Satisfied

Put a sticky on your bathroom mirror.
Plaster it on your refrigerator.
Etch it into your doorposts.
Stick it on your forehead.
Memorize it.
Think about it.
Frame it.


We stand confused.
                He is not.

Circumstances spin out of control.
                He’s right on schedule.

Life aches.
                He has a purpose.

We fret.
                He is calm.

God is not pacing the floors, wondering what’s going on, biting His fingernails, or dissatisfied with our lives and the world in general.

He is often grieved, I’m sure. But He’s never surprised. Never caught off guard. Never strategizing to see how He’s going to smooth out what’s been made crooked now.

His perspective is different from ours.

His ways are higher.  God’s at peace.

And He’s satisfied.

One Puritan writer explained it this way. Our lives seem like a jagged race—a fretful sprint from pillar to post. But at the end of the race, we will turn around and look back.

And all we’ll see is a straight line.

God is satisfied.

Rest in this peace-giving truth.

Jesus answered and said to him, ‘What I am doing you do not understand now, 
but you will know after this’ . . . Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. 
Do not fret. (John 13:7; Psalm 37:7)


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I pray His peace will guide you this week. :-)

  2. I needed this today, Bethany. Thank you.

    1. I was just praying for you and your family this morning, Kim. So glad you were encouraged. I need this reminder that He's in control daily.

  3. God has used you so many times in my life to encourage and exhort. Thank you for being available and open to sharing His word at the time and in the way He leads. The verses from John and Psalms need to be framed (I just wrote them in my journal).

    1. I love those verses, too. Thank you for your comment, Violet. I'm praying for you.