GOD’S ES SURPRIS

Activated - - NEWS - By David Brandt Berg, adapted

The things we need to know, God tells us, and some­times the things we want to know, He tells us; but of­ten He throws a veil over the fu­ture so that it is known only to Him. In any case, re­gard­less of what we know or don't know, He's promised to never leave nor for­sake us. “I am with you al­ways,” He says, “even to the end of the age.” And

1 He's given us the torch of His Word to show us where our path is go­ing. We can al­ways throw the light of God's Word on the path ahead.

2 The Bible says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” So when­ever a si­t­u­a­tion is

3 un­cer­tain and I'm not ex­actly sure if some­thing is God's will and whether He's go­ing to work it out or not, I al­ways pray, “Lord, You're still the boss and You're still God, and if things don't work out just the way I ex­pect or the way I hope or the way I'm push­ing for, if that's not what You want me to do, if You have some other idea and You're go­ing to ac­com­plish some­thing maybe even bet­ter, or maybe teach me a les­son I need to learn, or what­ever Your pur­pose is, help me to just do what You want me to do.”

It's bet­ter to leave your mind open to what­ever God wants you to do. Or­di­nar­ily, it's some­thing that's rea­son­able and log­i­cal and just com­mon sense. But some­times God does things that aren't ac­cord­ing to our nat­u­ral ex­pec­ta­tion. In those cases, we need to be will­ing to trust Him, even if He seems to change His mind or things don't turn out how we thought they would.

We may not know what the fu­ture holds, but we know who holds the fu­ture!

David Brandt Berg (1919–1994) was the founder and leader of the Fam­ily In­ter­na­tional, a Chris­tian com­mu­nity of faith.

1. Matthew 28:20 2. See Psalm 119:130. 3. Psalm 119:105

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