WES launched the new series –“God
is isn’t…” — yesterday (6/2/13) talking about “God isn’t Mr. Predictable.” And that made me think of Aslan, the God-figure lion in C. S. Lewis’ classic tale “The lion, the witch and the wardrobe” of the Narnia series…
“He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down–and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.”
“Not like a tame lion.” Not at all. Good luck telling a wild lion what to do. In fact God frequently acts in surprising ways we don’t expect — such as WES’s examples of God choosing the in-eloquent Moses to be His spokesman to Pharaoh, or reducing Gideon’s army from 10,000 to 300! — and all too frequently God acts in confusing ways that we don’t understand. Someone has written, I expect from their own experience,…
If God answers your prayer He is increasing your faith.
If God delays in answering your prayer He is increasing your patience.
If God does not answer your prayer He is increasing your trust that He has something better for you.
Getting to that place of persistent and confident trust in the innate goodness of God (Psalm 86:5), both emotionally and cognitively resting in the goodness of God, that’s a key part of the quest of growing to maturity. Will you help me — and let me help you — on that quest?
Resting in Him,