Sometimes, I have had to ask God some hard questions. I was relieved when I realized that it was not just me. The writer of psalm 73 could not hold it in anymore either! Why does it always seem as if God is letting the wicked prosper?
Why is life going so smoothly for people who deny the very existence of God? Yet, here we are, committed to God…with everything we have, and we are the ones encountering all the road blocks!
Isn’t there supposed to be some kind of special benefit for people who love and serve God? Why then did that man who openly said that the bible is a myth get the job and not me? Lord why are the rich getting richer and the poor poorer?
Ever been there?
Ever asked God those hard questions?
It is annoying, let’s face it. It seems unfair that wicked people seem to have it easy. Sometimes, it is as though God is deliberately blessing them over us – at least that is what we think. Sometimes these situations almost suggest to us that God is not good…
When we get to this point, God does an amazing thing…
He takes us on a plane ride.
He takes us above sea level and over the mountains, several thousands of feet above the ground and asks us to look down…
“What do you see?” he asks.
We start to see things from His perspective and it is then we begin to understand the big picture. We see houses which were once so big and fancy, shrink into tiny dots. Luxurious cars can’t be differentiated from the others – they all just look like toys.
From that view, we can see the end of a roadway from the beginning, at the same time! We then understand that in the sight of God, everyone is the same and that possessions don’t help anybody get to the heavens above. We then begin to see that the roads of the wicked are slippery, and they will fall to ruin…because they don’t know God…but we do!
We have a direct connection to the Maker of all the heavens and the earth, the Controller…the Possessor of all knowledge…the Ruler of all the kingdoms of the earth. Unlike the other people, we have hope of life after death; we know where we are going after we die – to be with Jesus. It is then that we realize that we are really the ones to be envied and not the other way around. God is our portion…forever…God is good.
This is what airplanes are meant for, to always remind us that there is a big picture. Issues become tiny and even non existent when we view them from above. No wonder God said in Isaiah chapter fifty five verse eight that His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are His ways our ways. He says that as high as the heavens are from the earth so is the difference between the way He thinks and the way we do.
So, if you are in any dilemma, if you have questions for the Lord, ask Him to take you on a plane ride. You will come back different.