Thursday, March 27, 2008

I am not skilled to understand

This is normally the kind of post for my other blog, but I figured I'd share...

I downloaded this song a while ago, but I just synced my ipod to get it just yesterday morning...the day I started my Job study. The song?

My Savior, My God
I am not skilled to understand
What God has willed, what God has planned
I only know that at his right hand
Stands one who is my Savior

I take him at his word and live
Christ died for me, this I read
And in my heart, I find the need
Of him to be my Savior

That he would leave his place on high
And come for sinful man to die
You count it strange, so once did I
Before I knew my Savior

Needless to say, I love that song...and its so true...I'm NOT skilled to understand just how incredibly marvelous and big and powerful he is. I have no knowledge of his plans, no idea what he has in store, and absolutely no fathomable idea of how much he truly loves me.

There is no amount of reason or logic to argue my way into his thinking.

There is only one way to go...and that is this:

Trust that he is just and loving and good and perfect.

As long as things are in his hands, nothing can go wrong, right? Even though it feels like everything crumbles around us every day, we can rest assured that he is in control and he has a plan.


Reicheru said...

Hey - it's Rachael the Boundless commenter. I love this song, but I haven't listened to it in quite some time. And, good idea to have a second blog that you actually use. Sometimes I post less 'critically-minded' posts, but I often soon remove them from the public eye :)...*peace*

Amir Larijani said...

Well, Christina, things can always go wrong, even when you're a believer.

On the other hand, there's always tangible hope for the believer, because God is faithful.

Ame said...

my girls were watching a video on moses yesterday, and i wondered about how things had to get really bad before they could get better ... and it had nothing to do with the people of israel ... it had everything to do with God being God ... with pharoh having the freedom to make his own choices ... and the patience of God to show who He is .. The Great I Am.

sometimes, in my humanity, i want to throw myself down on the floor like a toddler and pitch a fit screaming that it's not my fault ... i didn't choose to be born into this!

but there's that inexplicable part of God, of who He is, of who He is not ... that depth of intimacy found in communion with Him ... His Sovereignty that covers us with a knowing that He truly is in control, and we can truly trust in Him ... regardless of what we can see and know in our finite minds.

every so often, in therapy, like Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me," my therapist would ask me, "Do you believe God is Sovereign." i often said, "of course i believe God is Sovereign!" but then i'd have to change the way i thought and lived to line up with that truth. hard stuff sometimes.

Ame said...

btw - i love this song, too

Blue Sky, Autumn Leaves said...

Thanks Ame :)