Wednesday, October 9, 2013

31 Days of Less and More: Less Disappointment, More Wonder.

Habakkuk's Complaint:

"How long, Lord, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?"

The Lord's answer:

“Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told."

Habakkuk 1:2,5

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 29:29

Our God is a God of wonder. His purposes are sometimes revealed to us, but not always. The secret things belong to Him, and sometimes He calls us to trust in Him through our disappointments and hurt. I just had a big disappointment this week when something I had been excited for and hoping in fell through. I have related to Habakkuk many times in my recent life, "How long, Lord, must I call for help?" 

But even in our disappointments, we can be certain that God has numbered our days from before time, knows our names, where we would live, and the very number of hairs on our heads. Nothing surprises Him and He has a great plan of wonder for the children of God who trust in Him fully, a plan that we would not believe even if we were told. 

I'm participating in the 31 Days of Less and More series, with "days 2-11—will focus on filling our lives with less heartache and more joy. Next, Part Two—days 12-21—will focus on creating less stress but more peace. Finally, Part Three—days 22-31—will hone in on our physical spaces and focus on having less stuff but more contentment." Join along with me for less stuff and stress and more joy!

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