Humans have a lot of questions. I certainly do. This morning I was led to Isaiah 45:11-12, “This is what the Lord says—the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.”
God has a plan, and He doesn’t always share with us what the results will be. But He did create us for a reason. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph. 2:10) We didn’t just happen here, we were created with a purpose(s) in mind. His own hand created all that we see, including whoever you may be standing beside at this moment. We are His handiwork, His masterpiece. He took a blank piece of canvas and created each of us exactly as He wanted us to be and called all of His creation good.
As I meditated on His creation this morning, I began to think that in this life, we constantly face trials and tribulations that test our ability to trust God. Sometimes the storms become so overwhelming that they weaken our faith in the Lord.
Having faith in God means having faith in His plan, timing, and reasons, even though they may not always be clear to us. It’s important that we surrender and pour every ounce of our trust into God’s hands. He is faithful and He will provide for us always. I came across a quote (author unknown): “Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.”
Today I encourage you to join me in looking to the Lord and trusting in Him. He who created you cares more for you than anyone, including yourself. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Pet. 5:7) Let’s thank Him today for His care, grace, mercy and help. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Ps. 121:1-2)