God’s Power Is Regulated
By His Wisdom
Christians know that God is powerful and when problems arise, they often cry out to Him hoping for an intervention.
And it’s true. God does have the power to solve our problems and on occasion, for reasons we may never know, has done so but there is no guarantee.
It’s a mystery. We can’t say why unexpected problems arise and we’re quizzed as to why God doesn’t prevent them beforehand or remedy them afterward. These are questions not easily answered. Suggested explanations fill volumes but the rationale often contradicts and is never entirely convincing.
Things We Don’t Know And Rarely Mention
It’s not often mentioned but we also don’t know and can never calculate the number of times God has actually prevented tragedies. We loudly complain about the tragedies that do happen but what about the ones that didn’t happen. The ones we never experienced or knew about because God didn’t allow them to materialize. Those aren’t mentioned.
Obviously, we weren’t aware of them but they surely would have happened had God not intervened.
Maybe we should pause briefly to offer a moment of gratitude for the events we weren’t aware of and will never know about because God graciously held them off.
In spite of there being no conclusive answer on the horizon, this discussion still gets a lot of mileage. Maybe we should just be satisfied that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and He has chosen to keep some of His ideas to Himself.
What We Do Know
But we aren’t left entirely in the dark. [Read more…] about God’s Power, Our Power, And The Gospel