God is always working2
My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.
- from John 5:17
Things happened in 2014 which were disappointing. 2015 begins with friends still without jobs, a hard situation still unresolved, friends still struggling with health issues, and conflict still in the air.
When Jesus said, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working,” he was addressing the Pharisees who were once again livid that he had healed on the Sabbath. They were also zealous to kill him for claiming to be equal with God.
Many of us who read this Scripture today won't react as the Pharisees did. We believe that Jesus is equal with God and therefore we want to worship Him, not kill Him.
But what do we do with what Jesus says about God always working? Do we believe that? Do we believe that God is working even though there doesn't appear to be a solution on the horizon? Do we trust He is working behind the scenes, bringing light to places we didn't even know were in darkness, working at the perfect pace, working to bring good out of bad?
I have decided that my disappointments are indications I do not believe God is always working. So I am going to amend that list of mine:
- My friends are still without jobs, but God is always working.
- This hard situation is still unresolved, but God is always working.
- My friends are still struggling with health issues, but God is always working.
- Conflict is still in the air, but God is always working.
Do you have a list of disappointments that could use some amending?