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We Are Not God

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One of the hardest things for us to get through our heads is that we are not God. We don’t get to make the decisions. We don’t get to decide what is and what isn’t. We have some power, but not complete power over nature. Every time we start to push the limits of God, He gives us a little reminder. Does the phrase “even God couldn’t sink this ship” ring any bells?We get mad at God because grandma died. We get mad at God because we didn’t get the girl we were after. We get mad at God because we lost a job. We get mad at God because He didn’t answer our prayer for that new car.

In order to fully experience the presence of God, we have to get over the fact that God is God and we are not.

When we get down life’s road a little more, we often find out what God had in mind. We didn’t get that job we wanted and then found a better one six months down the road. We finally realized how much pain grandma was in, and it wasn’t God who made her suffer – it was God who let her suffering end. And if we really want to stand on the mountaintop and scream at God because of the car, we might want to sit down an-evaluate our priorities.

By Steve Case in “God Is Here”

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Written by Ryan

September 17, 2007 at 12:36 pm

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