The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. (Psalms 33:10-11 NASB)
Many things happen in this life that seems to be incomprehensible. Christian die seemingly too young in what appears to be in the midst of their usefulness. Occurrences transpire that do not look to fulfill God’s purposes, yet God is still on the throne.
I once heard a story about a Pastor in Hawaii. The Pastor’s wife fell ill and went into a coma. After some time, she was confined to a nursing facility. The Pastor, before he went to his church in the morning, would go by and visit with his wife. He would comb her hair and talk to her, with no response. In the evening after work, he sat and spoke to her, without ever even a slight reaction from her. This went on for an extended period of time. Suddenly, one day she regained consciousness. It was only for a few moments. One of the few things that his wife said in those brief seconds was, “God is still on the throne.” God wanted this Pastor to know that he was still in control.
Things happen in this life that we may never be able to comprehend. It is in these times that we trust in the character of God. God is just in all his ways and kind in all his doings (Psalms 145:17). Bible tells us that the just shall live by faith (Hebrews 10:38). It is in times of immense loss that by faith we remember that God is still on the throne, and at his return will restore all things.
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Ken Barnes the author of “The Chicken Farm and Other Sacred Places” YWAM Publishing