Consider the work of God for who can straighten out what He has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man cannot discover anything that will come after him. Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 HCSB
I am on vacation this week and enjoying some time at the beach with family. It is always amazing to see how beautiful and vast the ocean is. It is relaxing to walk along the beach and feel the sand between my toes and listen to the waves crashing in on the beach. I really enjoy watching the sunrise or sunset over the ocean. The beauty of the rays breaking through the clouds and the graduated shades of blue and pink glowing on the clouds is breath-taking. God has put everything in place and order. If I wanted to stop the waves or the sunrise, I could not. God is in control.
Solomon asks us to consider the work of God. We cannot change what He has done. There are days when everything goes well and other days when it seems that problems are around every corner. Life is filled with uncertainty, but God is in control and knows what is best for us. Many times we do not understand the ways of God but we must trust Him because He is a loving God and will always bring good out of the bad. We may never have a full understanding until we get to heaven and see things from God’s perspective.
Challenge: Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and know that just as God has put everything in order in creation, He has also put everything in order in your life – both the good and the bad. Trust Him even when you don’t understand. He is in control.