Why would God NOT be involved in your circumstances?
“Jesus, worn out by the trip, sat down at the well. It was noon. A woman, a Samaritan, came to draw water. Jesus said, ‘Would you give me a drink of water?’” (John 4:6-7 MSG)
This week give some thought to this question: Is there such a thing as coincidence?
In Kingdom reality, there simply cannot be. Random doesn’t happen in God’s Kingdom. Oswald Chambers says God is the Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments in our lives of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments.
Was it a coincidence that Jesus came upon the woman at the well? Was she just a random woman who walked into a discussion of God’s grace and omnipotence and then told a whole village about God’s forgiveness? Would God have left that all to chance?
Would he do any less in the details of your life?
The Bible says God actively works within our circumstances. And so we cannot judge our situation apart from God’s wisdom.
In other words, we must leave it up to God to interpret our circumstances. Only he is capable of understanding all the facts, and only he sees the significance of every detail.
This is a critical question to answer in your life: Is God active in your current circumstances or not?
Think about this —
- Why would God NOT be involved in your circumstances?
- If you believed God had your best interest at heart, how would you view your current circumstances differently?
Praise for Breakfast with Bonhoeffer: “Powerful and painfully honest, Jon Walker’s storytelling is pitch perfect. Tempered with truth and humor, it is a poignant reminder that God’s providence does not always come wrapped in the packaging we expect. It is a melodious song of a fragile human being who learns to sing and trust in spite of anxiety and circumstances.”. Review by Kathy Chapman Sharp, author of Life’s Too Short to Miss the Big Picture for Women.
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