“As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, Who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number.”
– Job 5:8-9 ESV
I love the consistency of calculations. Laying numbers and equations out in the proper order always produces the predictable outcome. It never fails. It is a proven process.
God gives us several proven processes that require the integers of faith, hope and trust. These calculated components placed with eternity’s equations always bring everlasting results. Job gives us the starting point . . . “As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause.”
Trust In Seeking. Solomon shares his God-given insight, “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God!” (Prov 3:5-7 MSG). The prophet Jerimiah wrote, “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” (Lam 3:25 ESV). It often comes down to where our trust is tied. We can be safe in our comfort and conveniences or we can seek Him in confidence and conviction. Trust Him and run to His grace.
Thrill Of Seeing. There is an amazement of seeing God work behind the scenes. He is the Sovereign Multi-tasker. His all-seeing eyes view the past, present and future and He guides events with His all-powerful hands. Jerimiah reminds us of God’s invitation, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jer 33:3 ESV). Walking in trust by seeking Him, we experience the thrill of seeing Him work through us. It begins with walking by faith and not sight. Having faith in God’s power, presence and purpose is an eternal and everyday process.
Triumph In Strength. Young writes that God has given us His Spirit empowering us “to live beyond our natural ability and strength”. When we compare our energy and strength against the challenges we face, we’ll come up short every time. When we surrender to His strength, our struggles become success through Him. Paul reminds us, “I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” (Phil 4:13).
The writer of Hebrews sums it up, “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.” (Heb 11:6 NLT)
If God brings you to it . . . He will bring you through it. Trust and triumph.