“For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. “For just as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, yielding seed for the sower and bread for eating, so will my message be that goes out of my mouth—it won’t return to me empty. Instead, it will accomplish what I desire, and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:9-11 (NIV)
Do you find yourself questioning God? Perhaps you just exited a troubling season in life or are entering a season whereas, the outcome is not manifesting as you had planned. You may be wondering how anything good can emerge from this situation. You may also be wondering if God really cares about your pain.
The truth of the matter is that God really does care. In fact, He cares more about what you are going through than you could ever fathom. The place where we get tripped up is in our level of understanding of God’s thoughts and ways. Many times our response to circumstances exemplifies that we desire for the Lord to be the lover of our flesh, when in fact He is the lover of our soul. Our humanistic side desires an outcome that our minds and bodies consider to be pleasing to our five senses.
Nevertheless, although God cares about what’s pleasing to our flesh, His primary focus is our souls. Furthermore, He doesn’t just care about your individual soul but the soul of your spouse, co-worker, in-laws and even those who oppose you. Thus, even though the things we go through are very specific to us as individuals, the final outcome has more to do with how it will impact humanity as a whole and draw people to the Lord.
Lord, thank You for being the lover of my soul. Help me to see my circumstance from Your vantage point so that I can die to the desires of the flesh and desire an outcome that will draw humanity to you.