Thursday, February 20, 2014
His Way, No Highway Options.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "'My thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are your ways my ways', says Jehovah. 'For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.'"
Why is it that whenever things don't go our way, we try to strike out on our own? Instead of running to Jesus?
Doing things on our own stregth leads to restlessness.
Restlessness born out of knowing we can do and have done SO much better walking with Jesus than going it alone. We KNOW better. He proves Himself faithful time and time again, yet we still get irritated when life doesn't go our way. We need someone or something to blame when life happens. So we point to God and stomp off like angry kiddos.
Once we calm down we realize how dumb it was to leave Him in the first place. And that is when the dog walk occurs. You know, when a dog gets caught misbehaving and it's owner calls it's name, so the dog lowers it's head and it's tail drops and he sulks over to his owner. Yupp, that one.
BUT, we serve a God who forgives like that >>snap<< Because He is gracious. Oh so incredibly gracious to forgive us.