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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 3: God's Will




 "But GOD is too good not to be true" (Guzik).

Read that again.

"But GOD is too good not to be true".

These words jumped off the page of a commentary

for a verse that GOD placed right in front of me,

on a card that I had not noticed before

yet it greeted me this morning

in my fruit bowl.

I immediately wept,

as it pierced my heart with such

HOPE,

and then I DOUBTED it was from GOD.

Yup.

And why?

Because it was

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

So silly, to even think it, yet I did.

Can you relate?

You PRAY.

And you PRAY.

And then GOD sends an answer

in a way that you didn't expect,

because that is what GOD does.

Oh HE is so unpredictably predictable,

because when HE shows up

HE IS PREDICTABLE, 

as HE is PREDICTABLY GOOD ALL THE TIME,

yet HIS TIMING and HIS WAYS

can not be predicted.

How is GOD GOOD when HE sends HIS SON

to be born in a stable

and to be crucified

and to hang on a cross

and to bleed to death

and to be laid in a tomb as dead for 3 days.

Doesn't sound so GOOD, does it?

For GOD'S WAYS are not our WAYS.

It is like HE keeps us guessing

 or is it is HIS WAY

 to have us

KEEP BELIEVING IN THE UNPREDICTABLE?

For JESUS DID RISE.

For JESUS DID say HE WOULD. 

"The SON OF MAN is going to be delivered into the hands of men.

 They will kill HIM, and after three days HE will rise” *

Oh how we miss the small print~

THE GLORY OF HIS STORY.

Oh how I missed it this morning

when GOD showed up,

greeting me with this verse,

“Your sun WILL no longer set,Nor WILL your moon wane;For the LORD WILL be your everlasting light,And the days of your mourning WILL be over" (Isaiah 60:20).

As I mourn for what is lost,

yet HOPE filled my soul,

BUT then DOUBT

 came rushing in

because

IT WAS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

For DOUBT comes with GRAVE,

even though JESUS said HE would RISE, 

the word RISE was buried when

they saw JESUS was dead and buried.

 "But they did not understand what HE meant

and were afraid to ask HIM about it"* (Mark 9:31-32).

Did you catch it?

FEAR blocked THE TRUTH.

The same FEAR that blocked GOD'S TRUTH to me this morning.

THE FEAR of actually having

 HIS JOY ,

even in the midst of my mourning.

BUT isn't that why JESUS IS HERE. 

HE is our JOY~

ALWAYS.

What a roller coaster I have been on,

 because of EASTER this year,

as it has been an EASTER where

 GOD has taken me

beyond the CROSS

and into the GRAVE

where my JESUS laid for 3 days

 IN WAITING

to do what HE said HE would do.

Oh it sounded TOO GOOD to be true.

 "But GOD is too good not to be true".

JESUS ROSE!

TOO TRUE!

So will you

RISE up

and

RUN THIS RACE called LIFE with me,

by

FACING THE FACE of DOUBT,

in whatever the face of DOUBT wears in your life,

with

GOD'S TRUTH

that is

TOO GOOD TO NOT BE TRUE.

And all you and I have to do is

"BELIEVE FOR IT"

(listen to the song below)


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