Our God gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. This is the true and living God who saw the nation of Israel regathered into their homeland even before their exile and before their return. God saw His nation Israel come back to its land from the north (i.e., the former Soviet Union) before the event took place across the timeline on earth. You see, our God lives eternally in the present. To Him, the past, present, and future are all now. Therefore, He and He alone sees the big picture in our lives. He ordained our birth and has appointed a time for us to die. Likewise, He has a plan and purpose for each one of His children.
As you and I journey through life, things at times seem unclear, uncertain. We need to remember that Jesus is our Lord in bad times as well as in good times. His love for us is unchanging, but it’s only by a daily diet of manna that we can maintain that perspective in life. God’s Word indeed helps us to see things God’s way. Of course, many details of our lives may not be addressed specifically in Scripture but, as we said before, the big picture is certainly held before us, so to speak, to urge us on.
Child of God, today, at this moment, no matter who you are or what you are going through, take a deep breath and remember that God declares: all things work together for good to those who love God. Amazingly, even those things that are downright evil, unfair, and unkind will your God turn for good. Of course there is no guarantee in the Word that this life is when God will pull us through, but have you and I forgotten about heaven? Have we lost sight of our eternal home? Yes, we are to live our lives moment by moment. However, those moments should be lived in the presence of God and with the full assurance of where we are headed.
Just as the Lord has taken His chosen people Israel through their turbulent history, so too will that same God work in your life. In fact, He’s doing it right now even as you read this devotional. Slowly read Habakkuk :- and let God’s Word minister to you right now. Just trust in Him, and be blessed.