As I sank into preparations to teach about the wisdom of God this week, a great opportunity sprung up suddenly to rest in God's wisdom. Our ten year old grandson Leo accidentally popped himself in the eye with an exercise band. The immediate excruciating pain and blindness prompted a hurried trip to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital where he was quickly sent on to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. At this point we have absolutely no idea what God is working out, but, we can be completely confident of this--He is wisely working out a perfect plan that is so superior to what our plans might be that there is nothing to compare.
Consider these thoughts that I love from AW Tozer.
"I've got to decide whether I shall go my way or trust blindly in the wisdom of God. If I trust blindly in God's wisdom, God promises, 'I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight' (Isaiah 42:16)."
"But if a man wants his own way, the Lord will let him go his own way. We have to decide as Christians whether we insist on our plans and ambitions, or whether we will take God's way. If we insist upon our plans and ambitions, we imperil everything we have, because we lack the wisdom to know how to do it. You dare not run your life."
God is working out in His perfect wisdom good things for our Leo's life. May we rest in Him.
See you Thursday morning for a good discussion of the wisdom of God with great practical applications to our daily lives.