The Ways of God

The Ways of God



“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth , so are my ways higher than your waysand my thoughts than your thoughts. “


Isaiah 55:8-9



Are there times in your life that you question the sovereignty of God ?Or you question the will of God in your life?


There are many occurrences in the world today that challenges the sovereignty of God.One of this is the tremendous rise in violence in different parts of the globe. This continuous eruption of violence have claimed hundred of lives already if not thousands. Violence in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and some African nations have claimed hundreds of lives already. In addition to this is the unprecedented occurrences of natural calamities such as massive flooding, volcanic eruptions, destructive earthquakes and many other catastrophic natural disasters. One may ask if God is still in control of the world?


God remained sovereign all over the world and He is in control of everything. He still keeps the world in His perfect wisdom amidst the destruction caused by humans to nature. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts not our thoughts. We should always keep this in mind. The ways of the Heaven remained much much higher than our ways.We shouldhumbly submit to this truth. Because of God’s sovereignty all over the world, there is a great reason to remain confident in this life.If God is not in control of everything, we could have been destroyed long ago and there would be chaos everywhere.


Even in our very own life, many times we question the will of God in our lives regarding our career, marriage, lovelife and family life. We should never question the will of God in our lives for the Lord knows the best for us more than we know the best for us.The Lord knows us more than we know our own selves. He knows our capabilities, talents, strengths, weaknesses and limitations. We should learn to trust His perfect wisdom and submit completely to His dealings to our lives. As long as our heart is right and we are walking in His ways, He will lead us to His perfect will. There are many singles who are questioning why God let them remain single. Maybe if God allowed them to marry they could have been divorced by now.


There are many former leaders who joined cultic groups because they question certain biblical doctrines in the Bible because it is not logical for them.When we interpret the Bible we must place the Bible above our heads not below our heads. We must always honor the supremacy of the Word of God in interpreting Biblical doctrines.


In the earlier years of my life, there are many questions arise in my mind regarding God’s will for my career. After I graduated BS Computer Science from college I was aiming for a career in systems development field. I carefully laid out a career path for myself. I included in this path a training in one the country’s most prestigious training center for IT professionals.I built castles made of sand. Before I take the first step of the career path ladder I laid out for me, God stepped into my life and destroyed my castles made of sand. In other words, God did not allow me to take the first of the career path I laid out for myself. God took away all my selfish ambitions.


That happened twenty years ago. I realized that if God did not step in to interfere in my career path I could still be the old carnal person full of pride and selfish ambitions. Though I lost my dream career, I found a very intimate relationship with my God, which I could not exchange for anything this world could offer. I realized if God allowed me to have the career path, I will be preoccupied with my career. I will have no time to seek further the Kingdom of God and missed His best. I missed my dream career but isjust alright for I found the unsearchable riches of the Kingdom of God. And this is the best thing in life.


So when God step in to interfere in the affairs of your life, stop questioning, stop worrying, for God is leading you to the best place could ever be right in the center of His perfect will.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

We ARE LIKE CHILDREN AND..

to his eyes, we are supposed to not understand until he does his final will on us out of love. God made us to his likeness, that's why we feel bad when we do things ongodly. Thankd Cristina for this reflexions.God bless!

LORD


Eddie-Perkins 4 years ago

Wonderful message Maria Cristina. Hindsight is twenty-twenty vision. Knowing that God is God and I am not is what keeps me going through each day. Vote up and useful as always. God bless you my sister.


Patrick Teng 4 years ago

A precious lesson in humility and learning to trust God. Trusting God is not easy as it seems. Iy takes alot of faith, testing and patience. Easy to say we trust God, but when put to the test, many times we failed.


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Tamarajo 4 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I have found that it is the most trying times in life that my heart is most wholly devoted to Him and hearing His will and ways.

I have always viewed the world chaos as a result of the effects of man's sin and yet as you say God's sovereignty reigns even still.

Encouraging hub to trust Him at all times even when it isn't pleasant for us. I also appreciate your testimony of God's working in our own heart to establish His plan and purpose rather than your own. Beautiful.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Cristina,

Thanks for a very encourageing hub amidst the strife of life. No matter what happens we can be sure that God is still in control even if it doesn't seem that way at times. Thanks for your meessage.


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einron 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Cristina

Thanks for your views on life. Come to think about it, I do not think I have any ambition at all for my life. I only know that I love to travel because I heard my uncles talk about their travels.

I grew up in a Muslim country and never thought that I would end up living here in Canada. But it was God who brought me here. I was lucky to visit so many countries in the world and lived in three continents, Asia, Europe and America.

May the Lord's will be done. God bless.

It was only here that I became more attracted to Jesus Christ.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi lord de cross I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. At first we may not comprehend God's dealings with us but in the end we will realize that is is really done for our good though it may not always equate material prosperity. We should always be reminded that God is always working for the good of all those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. As famous Pastor Rick Warren Says God is more interested in building our character rather than giving us comfort. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Brother Eddie Perkins nice to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by once again. Your visit and comments are great source of encouragement to me. Knowing God is sovereign and in control of everything, it is sufficient to have confidence in life. Whatever trials we are encountering in our life, resting on the truth that God is in charge we can be at rest. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Patrick it is great to read your comments for this hub. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Yes at first I find it hard to accept the dealings of God with my career. At first I resent to this dealing. But I realized all those years pride and selfish ambitions rule my heart and the Lord just take a back seat in my life He is not yet the supreme Lord of my life.When I humbly submitted to His plan for my life I realized that finding the unsearchable riches of the Kingdom of God is the greatest discovery in life.If God did not interfere with my plan and let my plans prosper I will never be humbled and have intimate relationship with Him.It is really indeed a great lesson in humility. We should humbly submit to God's dealings with us. Blessings to you always and best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Tamarajo I am blessed to read your comment for this hub. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit is always a great source of encouragement for me. Yes you are right it is best to stay very close to God during the times of most trying moments of our life. WE have no other better alternative than to remain in the center of God's will amidst trials, strife and confusion in our life. It is best to completely submit to God's dealings with us. For God is always working for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Blessings to you and to your family. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi lifegate it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are always appreciated.Yes there are many circumstances in our life that will come and some of them we will find hard to comprehend, but it is still best to submit humbly to God's plan and dealings with us. For God surely knows the best for us and He is always working for the good of all those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Resting on this truth makes our heart at peace. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

cristina,

time and again I have found God helping me out from my problems. At times of extreme crisis when I did not know how we would manage expenses HE solved the problems. Ofcourse, I had total faith in HIM and I firmly believe that GOD is around us all the time and will help us in our time of need.

Congratulations on a well written hub.


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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Ate Cristina: I too completed my B/Sc in Computers, only to have God turn the page anf start me in a career that had nothing to do with my computer studies. But I did not question why, I simply told the Lord,"You lead and I will follow.


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ThePastor 4 years ago from California

many do struggle with the sovereignty of God. How could a loving God allow violence, destruction, and so forth. I wrote an article called An Indictment Against God that deals in part with this.

Once people understand the power of sin they will realize the importance of the Cross. It is the sin of man that brings the calamity into the world, not the God of love.

Well written HUB


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

HI einron great to hear from you again. Thank you for taking time to visit this hub. Your visit is much appreciated. Thank you also for sharing a bit of your life. Praise God for giving you a beauitiful life in Canada and finding Jesus there. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi rajan jolly it is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. I am glad about your experience with God. Truly God is merciful and compassionate He is always willing to help us in times of crisis. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Dave Matthews it is great to read your comment for this hub.Thank you for paying a visit nice to hear from you again. I am glad that you choose to follow where the Lord led you when things turned the other way around. Yes we have no better alternative than to submit ourselves humbly to God. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi ThePastor great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are much appreciated. Thank you also for posting an additional input. Yes I agree with you a hundred percent that it is man's sinfulness that cause evils and destruction to happen in the world. Amidst thess evils in the world God is in control all the time. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.

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