Friday, March 27, 2009

"Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." Jn 13:7

Friend what is your situation today, does it seem hopeless? Remember the words of the text. There is much about the operation of God in our lives that we simply do not know. Today we do not see face to face clearly, but one day we will. Many times we will go through some sort of a trial, while the whole time we are looking every direction we can, we look up, down, forward, back, side to side; and never can perceive what is the purpose, at these times can't we just hear the Lord say "thou knowest not now". We all know that his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts(Isa 55:8), but we still tend to question this when in trouble. What a great wonder it is that the Lord in his wisdom and mercy will not let us know all that is taking place at any given time; for were we to know, we would no doubt still try to question why. When Christian was going through the Valley of Humiliation and Death it was a great mercy that he passed through at night when the visions of the terrible beasts were blocked from view, else he would have no doubt turned back. That is certainly the case with us sometimes, periodically we need to go through a season in the night where the way is dark and lonely, and we do not know what is going on, for if we knew we would be scared out of our wits. Oh the great thought though, one day we will know the purpose of our trials, one day we will see that his way was always the best. One day we will see the dangers that lay on either side of the path of our pilgrimage. What a day that will be when we are able to know these things "hereafter", we will certainly fall down at this feet with a shout of thanks and a great hymn of praise. Friend, mark his words and rejoice that even when we do not know what he is doing now, he does!

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