Today in church (we started the church shopping process today by attending a service at Christ Community with our new housemates) I felt like I sort of came to grips with these unknowns. During the worship set, we sang Hillsong's God is Able--and throughout the song I focused on the words and felt a sense of peace knowing that God IS able. He created the world, brought life to the dead (literally and figuratively), broke through sin and resurrected His Son---the Bible is filled with many passages that illustrate God's power. Is God able to sell my house, help me find a new one, and bless me with a child? Certainly. But just because He's able to do it, doesn't mean it's a guarantee that these things will happen. One of the awe inspiring qualities about God is that He surpasses all human knowledge. Here are a few verses I've been meditating on tonight:
"'My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,' says the Lord. 'And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine'" (Isaiah 55:8).
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infintely more than we might ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20).
While the selfish side of me wants God to bless me in my way and on my time, I take comfort in these two verses. He is a creative and intentional God. I can rest knowing that God is able to accomplish more than we could ever imagine.