Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Secret Things...

Deuteronomy 29:29 says, "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".

This scripture has recently become my new favorite. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night thinking and pondering about this verse. It is a reminder from my God that I don't have to be concerned with what I don't know. I've recited this verse on many occassions to a hurting friend, a wayward child, a young girl with an unwanted pregnancy, and myself. I don't have to wonder or lament over who our next President will be, our Lord already knows. He knows who or if my children will marry, how many grandchildren I will have, when and if lost family members will be saved, and He knows when I will draw my last breath. I am so thankful that I am not privy to these "secret things" or I would surely make a mess of them. But, the Lord in His kindness and mercy, does reveal things to me through His Word.

1 comment:

Barb said...

You are right, isn't this a wonderful thing to know? The "secret things" that only God knows, are His and His alone. Because He already knows it all, we need not worry, literally, about anything in our lives. His knowledge and ways are so much higher than ours, which is probably why the "secret things" must remain "secret" to us because we'd never understand them anyway!! It reminds me of when I'm trying to understand something that I cannot and Darrel will simply say, "Baby, you probably don't understand this so just don't worry about it." Hmmmmmm, sort of feels like God Himself holds these secrets about our lives to Himself and all the while is just saying, "Don't worry about it Sue, you might not understand this, but I've got it all under control." I like that! How good to know that in a world where there is SO much that I don't get, GOD DOES!!!