Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and outstretched arm; and there is nothing too hard for Thee. Jer. 32:17
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? Jer. 37:27
My friend’s husband has always typically done something really special for his wife on her birthday and tagged us all along year after year and trust me, the look on her face has always been worth the trouble. This year, we all wondered what he would do and how he would pull it off especially after the amazing surprise he pulled off last year. Well, he planned a surprise birthday party for her at their home, right under her nose on a Sunday afternoon, outsourcing every detail so she wouldn’t even sniff a clue or sneak in on him whispering on a phone call. Now picture this, she went home with him after church and then they left to visit with neighbours in their estate (who by the way were in on the surprise). Now, to her, that visit to the neighbours may have meant, “what a normal Sunday this will be, I will just come back home and take a nap,” but that was the cue to set up everything; the caterers, decorators, guests, everybody was on standby. By the time she returned in an hour and a half, she was shocked to her marrows. The house was nothing like she remembered. What she may have considered the sign that ‘nothing’ was happening was the sign that ‘everything’ was happening.
A few minutes earlier, it looked all normal but behind the scenes so much was going on and it took no time to set up the house. That reminds me of how we get so disillusioned because we wake up to a ‘same same’ day, and we do not ‘see’ how anything is going to change. We know God CAN but we don’t think He WILL, at least not today. If only we knew what was going on behind the scenes, perhaps we would rest a little more in Him.
Have you ever sat at a dining table/ meeting room where everyone but you was in on a big plan to surprise you? Now look back, did you notice something different in the air? You were sitting there without a clue but everything was conspiring to bring joy to you. That’s what it is like when God’s word goes forth. We may not know what is happening but behind the scenes, He is at work and everyone around us is knowingly or unknowingly working in His plan. Let’s picture a small scenario, the President makes an announcement, say, “I want a Federal University in all 36 States;” that’s all it takes for the Ministers of Education, Lands and Survey, Finance et al to begin to plan. As soon as the word goes forth, it sets things in motion for the actualization.
So, it’s June already and you may just have walked into your ‘house’ and it all looks same same. Nothing much has changed and you are losing faith because you haven’t even the most remote clue that things are changing or are about to change. I would like to remind you that God not only CAN, He WILL, and that there is so much going on behind the scenes; just hold on in faith and believe. If your faith is premised only on what you can see happening, like my friend who left an empty house and had no reason to expect more, you will be sorely surprised.
Has God’s word concerning you gone forth? It doesn’t return void. Put the omnipotence of God in context and have faith that God is working behind the scenes, so that even when you cannot understand at all, like Job, you will say “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him”. Let those signs that seem to challenge you and seem like God is doing nothing, by faith, be for you instead the signs that all is about to change. It is always darkest just before dawn.
Have faith. GOD CAN! GOD WILL!!
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