It takes a special kind of faith and belief to trust that God is going to work things out for the good of those who love the Lord (or those He knows will come to love Him). When I read this scripture I see a simple line explaining that He will work things out in His way. His way is not always a way that is familiar and comforting to us nor is it always a way that takes from one to appease another. His way is just that, His way: full of mercy, freedom, grace, and PROTECTION. Being a believer never gives us the right to assume that God will devalue, oppress, or force others into a christian way of life for the comfort of worldly tradition. However, He will guide others with love and care, just as He guides us with our many flaws and emotional expressions.
Just imagine if God came down and persecuted us for every mistake we've made according to the bible? What kind of life would that be? Maybe not even every mistake, but anytime we placed our cares into the world and not Him, put on make-up to cover His creation, looked at ourselves with hate, allowed fear in this world to dictate our actions, placed more emphasis on money and tradition than love and humanity. What if He condemned us for putting more faith in the protection that house alarms give than He does? For paying car and home insurance more consistently than tithing. Let us not even bring up the infestation of sexual immorality, lust, and gluttony that we have all experienced, even in thought. What about that grape you ate while shopping in the mall or extra tax break? God gives us the freedom to choose. How dare we place our simplistic mindsets and selective ignorance onto others by trying to control them for our own comfort and presumed safety? Whether we are marching high with fists in the air in this 'fight' to control and force worldly christianity and traditions on others or we are hiding behind others, we must ask ourselves, is this how Jesus fought? If it is not, then we must put down whatever we use that is not representative of Him and love one another to light. We can plant seeds of light that may later blossom or we can force seeds of hate, that almost instantly blossom.
I am a 35 year old wife and mother of three children. I love all-things creative and writing thought-provoking posts. I began documenting #MyEarlyMorningThoughts about two years ago and have since received many requests to begin blogging and to continue posting about everyday life, growth, maturity, and christian concepts. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.