Psalm 139:16: “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (NIV)
The more I get to know God, the more verses in the Bible I fall in love with. They are like a message written directly to me. Lately, I have been able to share with several friends the reassurance I feel when I think about the fact that nothing can occur in my life that God didn’t already know was going to happen long before I was born. That thought might not comfort others, but it does me, and this is why.
I might be going through some really rough stuff. I might be experiencing what seems like problems from every angle, but ultimately, I can rest in the middle of it all because nothing is happening in my life that God didn’t already know would occur. He saw the pain and suffering and heartache that I was going to experience years before I was even alive. And, because of that, I can rest assure that He has also seen the ending. That is the part that gives me peace.
I have a Heavenly Father who loves me so much (there are countless verses in the Bible that reassure me of His love, even when or maybe especially when, I fail the most) that He already has the outcome to my worst possible moments solved. That might be why, especially within the last year, it’s been easier and easier for me to hand my problems over to God instead of keeping them tucked close. My first response might still be to worry when presented with the challenge, but I am quicker to hand my circumstances over to God and take my hands off. You see, He already knows the outcome. He already has read the final chapter of the book of my life and He knows the ending. God allows free will, but He definitely has a hand in orchestrating the ending of the book for me, especially if I ask. I can have peace that, according to Romans 8:28, “…in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV).
Now, I’m no one special. What He is willing to do for me, He wants to do for you too. As I have said in the past, the God I serve is a gentleman and He is patient, so it’s up to you to take that first step. It’s your choice to invite Him into your life and ask Him to help orchestrate the problems and trials and struggles that He already knew about, long before you were born. What are you waiting for? I know I for one would rather have the author of my life be the God of the Universe than just relying on myself. I make too many typos and grammatical errors to want to be in charge.