Monday, January 27, 2014

What Is God Up To?

Let me tell you about my day, so far. It started out as a pretty normal day. I was a little slow starting, but nothing that the coffee couldn't take care of. I finally got off the computer, even though my computer work for the morning wasn't done. Thankfully, my "boss" is VERY understanding. lol. So...last night, we discovered that our washer had pooped out. Well, of course it did, right when i NEED clean clothes. But all was ok. All i had to do was do the dishes, so that i could wash some things out in the sink & throw them in the dryer. I could work on my blog post while things were drying.
As always, i knew that God was in control & i asked Him to bless my writing & give me His words. But THEN, i got a phone call, the mail came, hubby came home, the clothes in the dryer were done, so i had to wash more out in the kitchen sink to put in the dryer. SOOOOOOOOO, 4 1/2 hours after i got off the computer, i am finally getting back to writing. Knowing that God is in control, i wondered what He was thinking. This is not fun OR funny! WHAT IS HE UP TO?!?!?! TA-DA...a message for today. 
Think about David. He was told that he was going to be the King of Israel. But he spent most of the next 10 years on the run & hiding out. And look at Joseph! He dreamed that he would rule over his brothers. But he spent the next 13 years as a slave & a prisoner. Sounds kind of like a cruel joke on a couple of faithful teenagers. Thankfully, we do know the outcome in both of these cases. David became King of Israel. Joseph forgave his brothers & provided for them & their families.
"But Joseph said to them, 'Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don't be afraid, I will provide for you & your children.'  And he reassured them & spoke kindly to them"
Genesis 50:19-21 (NIV)
Yes, we know how these stories turned out, but we can't foresee our own futures, whether we're looking at an hour from now, or 5 years from now. But you can trust that God IS in control. We all have those periods of time when we feel like our lives are in a tailspin, controlled by circumstances. But God IS ruling over everything. He is NEVER surprised at anything that happens.
Being in control, God is working for our good & His glory! He never promotes evil & is always looking out for us & our best interests. Look at my crazy day & how it brought this message! God used my frustrations of today, to answer my own prayers. And yes, sometimes what God sees as working for our good is not what we want happening. Yes, God will use adversity, temptation, well as interruptions & a broken washing machine....for our welfare & His glory.
God will bless you & also others through your conflicts. And i do pray that this message will bless someone today. He is working not for you only, but for the benefit of ALL His people.

P.S. I also know that if i ever have a washing machine break down during warm weather, i will be VERY THANKFUL, when i'm washing clothes in the sink, that they are shorts & tank tops instead of sweats! LOL!


  1. Great post Karalee! I'm not sure which is hardest, patience to allow God's timing in the small stuff or the big stuff. I had a day like that last week--it was Monday ALL day last Wednesday:)

  2. Thanks Linda! I so know what you mean. Time is irrelevant to God, but since we are of this world, it's so hard to wait. =)