Another way of expressing the “law of possibilities” is that true certainty assumes the element of surprise. Since resurrection Sunday, followers of Jesus have been reminded they serve a God who moves in unexpected ways. Today, we often speak of faith that is too small and exhort one another not to limit God. While I understand the intent behind these encouragements, I sense our issue is not so much with the size of our faith, but rather our ability to grasp the immense nature of divine option. Simply put, God has infinite combinations of circumstances and participants which can be aligned to accomplish His eternal purposes and still meet our needs.
Yet, in all of this, I realize, our problem with the unsettling of our certainties is often not so much that we have to rethink how God works, but rather that we are waiting on a heavenly Father who seemingly is not working at all. Or at least He is not working as we assumed He would.
Are you ever frustrated because God isn’t working as you expected He would? How do you manage your disappointment?
Dear God, help me see the possibilities. In Jesus’ name, Amen.