“And they sang the song of Moses, the bond servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying ‘great and marvelous are Your works O Lord God; the Almighty: Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!’” —Revelation 15:3
When tragedies happen, we do not always understand. We may wonder how loss of life and possessions are part of God’s plan for his children. People of great faith know God is in control at all times.
Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior desires for us trust him unconditionally just as he gives unconditional love to us. Our father gives grace to his in our weakness. We question him about things we do not understand. When we are in an intimate relationship with him, it’s during such times that we can gain greater knowledge of our Lord. Holy Spirit ministers to us and reveals more of him to us as we seek him.
In her book Wondrous Things: Biblical Meditations Made Personal, author and math professor Dr. Daisy Buckner gives her readers foundational scriptures which are complemented by poetic verses. This combination of relational intimacy with the father increases our understanding of our father’s love for us. He has made promises for our present life and eternal life with him.
Dr. Buckner penned:
“God causes all things to work together for our good.
Honoring His promise as He said He would.
Wait on God and be of good cheer,
Knowing in your heart that He is always there.
When calling on God requires a wait;
Be encouraged knowing that He is never late.
In this world you need not have a care,
God, your Helper, is with you everywhere.”
It is written in 1 Peter 5:7 for us to “cast all our cares on Him for He cares for us.” If we desire peace in our souls when there is chaos and loss, we will go to God in prayer, giving him our burdens to bear.
With peace of mind, he speaks to us giving us blessed assurance and guidance. We are told what to do to help during tragedies to be his helping hands.
Great and marvelous are your works, indeed, O Lord! You have done wondrous things! Thank you for making us like you so we can do great and marvelous things in your name.