“God, Have Your Way”

“God, have your way.”  It’s easily said, easily prayed.  Whether we realize it or not, it’s a painful statement to make, but it is the most beneficial one we can say.  Many times people say it but really mean “I want my way to be God’s way.”  A lot of times his way is not that far off, but even if it is we can trust him.  We cannot trust ourselves.  Our heart is deceitful.  The mind of God is infinite.  He thinks deeper and knows more than we’ll ever know.  None of us can say that we never question God.  We all do about something.  At times we act like what happens to us happens to no one else.  We are so small in our thinking.  God doesn’t question or second guess himself.  God knows what the devil is up to.  He knows what the unbeliever is up to.  He knows what we’re up to.  He knows everything.

Romans 11: 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Here’s the truth of God with an exclamation point.  Even if the statement has only a period, it’s settled.  When we were little and mom told me to do something she’d say it with a period at the end.  Lots of times I’d run off acting like I didn’t hear her.  The next time it was with an exclamation point.  Sometimes God needs to drill it into us.  He does what he says.  Always trust him.  We can trust him in every case because he is wholly trustworthy.  Sometimes we think we know him inside out.  We’ve only cracked the surface.

Even before judgement came to the Jews, God said Israel would be saved.  Anyone can be saved.  A Muslim can be converted as can a Buddhist.  When the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled and the world is plunged into the Great Tribulation, the same gospel preached now will be preached to Israel and 144,000 will be saved.  The best thing we can do is let God have his way.  Humanity limits us but we have a High Priest who became human.  He experienced everything we will.  He bore it all for us at Calvary and arose the third day from the dead.  He ascended to heaven.  Our best friend sits at the right hand of God.  Jesus did his Father’s will.  He prayed asking if there was another way but ended it saying nevertheless, thy will be done.  We have a Savior in heaven!

I didn’t get saved “my way.”  I was saved when I said “Lord, have your way.”  When we let God have his way and trusted him we were saved.  That same knowledge applies to every circumstance we face.  What God does is for our own good.  If he made a way for hell-deserving sinners, can we not trust he’ll continue to make a way?  Who do we trust to get us through?  I make a mess when I do it my way.  I’m a spoiled brat when it comes to my spirituality.  Our trust and confidence in God should not change.  Whatever you’re going through God will have mercy.  He showed mercy to Cain.  He showed it to Lot.  If we’ll follow God’s instructions and go his way there is nothing we can’t make it through.  God has provided something better.  Give your doubts, frustrations and failures to God.  We need Jesus every moment because the devil tries every moment to cause us to sin.  If you’ll give it all to God he’ll recompense it.

I used to think this statement was in the Bible but it’s not.  God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.  Even though it isn’t in the Bible in that form, what it means is all over the Bible.  It’s an interpretation that helps us understand.  His ways are past finding out.  Don’t back off or hold a grudge against God because something didn’t go your way.  His judgements are always best.  He’s at work for us.  He never makes a mistake.  He will prevail!  He loves it when we turn it all over to him and say “God, have your way.”  It will be by him, through him and to him that we make it through.

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