Thursday, September 24, 2020

No Surprise Party

"Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,"
Isaiah 46:9-10 (NKJV)

Have you ever been a part of a surprise party?  The idea is that you want to celebrate a birthday or some other special event, but you do not want the main person involved to know about the party.  While you don't want to lie to the person about what is going on, you don't want to tell them everything or it will ruin the surprise, you want that person not to know what is happening.  If the person finds out that the party will take place, then the goal of surprising the person is lost.

You may be able to surprise some people with a party or something else they were not expecting, but you can never surprise God.  No matter what might happen that is a surprise to us, it is no surprise to God.  Sometimes when something negative happens, we are surprised, we get concerned and we wonder what to do.  But the good thing is that while we may have been surprised, God was not.  God knows what is going to happen before it does and He has the solution before we even know about the problem!

It is natural to feel surprise or even shock when something bad happens.  But we have to be sure that we remember that God is never unaware of what is going on and He already has the answer to our question about what to do next.  As Isaiah 46:10 tells us, God declares the end from the beginning and His counsel, His Word will stand strong.  God knows what we need to do, how we need to do it, and exactly when we need to do it.  The next time you feel surprised, remember that God is never surprised and He is ready and able to help!

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