Ronnie W. Wolfe
Did you ever think (and think hard before you answer) that God was wrong in something he did or something he did not do? Well, I suppose we have all had our doubts about the way God does things, but there is one thing that we must remember--and the psalmist brings it to our attention; that is, that God is always right.
We are not his judge, and he is not responsible for listening to our reasoning of his Providence.
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.God has done, does, and will do whatsoever he pleases. That is hard for many people to grasp--even myself sometimes, but that is such a great blessing when the mind embraces such a motif of God's sovereignty from the word of God. HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT! HE IS GOD!
Therefore, it follows that, when the Lord afflicts us, he is right also on that count. He chastens because we are his children. He loves us with an everlasting love (Jer. 31:13). He is our Father, our Lord, the Sovereign of all existence, and the Ruler of our lives.
When Isaiah saw him high and lifted up (Isaiah 6:1), he denounced his own pride and humbled himself before the great Sovereign. First Isaiah said, "Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts" (6:3); then he said, "Woe is me! for I am undone" (6:5).
Oh, that we all as his creatures humble ourselves before the Great Sovereign of time and eternity and accept his rules as the true standard and measure of his will for our lives and submit to his wisdom and learn of him. May we trust him in all things.
How big is God? He is big enough to rule this mighty universe, yet small enough to live within the soul.
What a wonder is God! No enemy can overcome him; no force is greater, no rule is higher. All time bows to him; all life is dependent on him; all saints should adore and fear him; let us praise his name forever, knowing that he is "Our Father which art in heaven."