// May 8th, 2012 // Meditations
Bruce Dewey – Elder at the Lenoir City Seventh Day Adventist Church
As Jake walked in the kitchen where his wife was preparing the evening meal she asked him how his visit with the doctor went. “Not bad, all he did was give me a couple of new prescriptions,” Jake replied as he wadded up some paper and tossed them into the wastebasket.
“I really don’t see any need of get them filled. I have been thinking about it and I think I know what I need to do as well as he does. You know, sometimes I wonder if he is doing what is best for me.”
Without making any comments on Jake’s attitude toward his doctor, how do we view God’s wisdom in His dealings with us?
Do we question God’s love, mercy, and promises when we find ourselves in difficult situations” Or wonder if He is even hearing our prayers?
To trust God only when we think He is right is saying we don’t really trust Him at all. If we truly trust Him we must put our trust in Him at all times, no matter how difficult this may be for us to do.
Although it’s a very hard for us to let go of the idea we know what’s best for us we need to pray as Jesus prayed, “… Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39 (NKJV)
And in the Lord’s Prayer Jesus said we are to pray, ” Thy will be done Luke 11:2
God says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)