2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
12 This is what the wicked are like—
always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted,
and every morning brings new punishments.
15 If I had spoken out like that,
I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understand all this,
it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
Every good novel leads its readers down a path with twists and turns such that the end game is often not revealed until the nal chapter. The journey of discovery is what makes the novel so engaging and worthwhile.
There is what John Ortberg calls “a good of not knowing,” a God-given reason for uncertainty in life. Yet, when we are faced with choices or when we are waiting for God to answer our prayers, there is a temptation to skip to the end of the book. But in doing so, we will miss out on the kind of strength and beauty formed in our soul as we wait for God’s final revelation.
God wants to be known, but not in a way that overwhelms us, that takes away the possibility of love freely chosen....You never know where he’ll turn up, or whom he’ll speak through, or what unlikely scenario he’ll use for his purpose. (GICTYT, p. 42)
How can you enter into the sanctuary of God and receive comfort and strength even in times of confusion and frustration?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response