Have you heard about how powerful God is? It is hard to wrap my head around the love that God has for me. Having my daughter showed me a glimpse of my heavenly Father’s love but still hard to grasp.
God is all powerful. God is love. God knows everything. God can do anything.
I have been mulling over a different aspect of who God is lately and instead of asking myself what God can do, instead I begin thinking about what God can’t do.
God can’t… be surprised.
He knew that I would have an abortion. He knew that I would get married and get divorced twice. He knew that I would run from Him. He KNEW when I would stop running.
He knew that I would argue with a friend last week. He knew that I would pray outloud during bootcamp every night in a barracks of 80 women while we all wondered if we had made a huge mistake by joining the Navy. He knew that I 20 years later I would pray with someone while she accepted Jesus Christ into her heart. He knew that I would say something that would hurt someone’s feelings in a moment of anger. He knew that yesterday I would have a conversation with my mother that had been coming for 20 years that both of us were afraid to talk about.
God provided for all of these situations. He works ALL things for the good of those who love Him. (Romans 8:28). All things. He can do that because God can’t be surprised. He doesn’t sit on his throne and facepalm when we do something wrong. The angels do not scramble around under red alert trying to regroup when we decide to do things our way instead of God’s way.
If you are debating this whole “God thing”. If you just aren’t sure about this whole Christianity thing, I understand. There is a lot of information about how wonderful God is. It is all true but can be hard to accept in a cynical world.
I encourage you to take some time and think about what God can’t do. Perhaps by looking at it from a different angle you will understand. Know that no matter what you have done, haven’t done, said, haven’t said, you never once shocked, dismayed, or alarmed God because…
God can’t be surprised.