Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We are nearing the day when everybody will know everything about everybody. You may not agree with me and that’s okay, but think about all the negative stuff that’s been uncovered already about our present presidential candidates. Fifty years ago, no one had access to all the juicy stuff in the lives of others, especially those who were in the public eye. Still, we still get frustrated or feel perplexed from time to time when we don’t know certain people’s secrets. In fact, many can’t contain themselves any longer and go to great lengths to try to discover what they have always suspected, some even hiring private investigators to do the job. Had you ever considered that you don’t know certain secret things because that’s the way the Lord wants it?
Moses told God’s people a long time ago: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (Deuteronomy 29:29) Even by way of their common sense, God’s people should have understood by that statement that there will always be things in life, no one other than God will know and that He will reveal to us those things it will be beneficial for us to know. Proverbs 25:2 says it this way: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” Stated more simply, God has the right to conceal whatever He wishes, and we, just as kings do, have a right to seek answers where there are answers and the search is reasonable.
If you, my dear reader, are frustrated because you don’t know things about a certain person in your life, trust God. Remember that because He is faithful and true to His Word, He will reveal it to you if it will be good for you to know it. In life, and especially in all close relationships, people often torment themselves because they don’t know the secrets of a spouse or loved one. A major factor in this situation is the trust issue, often manifesting itself when one hears them say, “I just can’t trust him or her.” My dear reader, relax! It is not about trusting another human being, it is about trusting the One who loves you the most and will always look out for you, your Heavenly Father. If you trust Him like you should, you know He is always watching over you and He is always watching over the person you have a hard time trusting as well. You as well as he or her are in good hands. Rejoice in the peace of God.
God’s promise for today: (Matthew 10:26) “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.”