Do you have a situation you’re expecting God to show up in? Do you have in mind what it would look like if He did arrive on the scene? Would He ride in on a white horse like prince charming and rescue the day or would He simply walk into the room and speak causing things to shift? Could He show up in an unexpected way, a way that doesn’t look like God and still meet your deepest need? Certainly He could. He’s God!
Too many times we determine how God should move or what He should do in our given situation to rescue us, provide for us, speak to us or guide us.
Over two thousand years ago, God came on the scene in the most unpredictable way. Who would have ever imagined God, the Creator of heaven and earth, the Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords would enter creation as a helpless baby? In Luke 2:6-7 we read “While they were there, the time came for the Baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
God reminds us in Isaiah 55:8 His thoughts are not our thoughts nor are His ways our ways. God knows what He’s doing. He’s not in heaven just winging it. He has a plan and all is going according to plan, even when it may not appear to be. He could have had Christ born in a palace with a team of doctors and servants standing by to assist. He chose to bring Jesus into the world in a stable with only the animals witnessing His birth. He had His reasons, even if we don’t understand them.
Just because things aren’t going the way you’d like them to go doesn’t mean God has checked out of the situation and abandoned you. In fact, it is most likely the complete opposite. He works in mysterious ways and if we will trust Him and make room for Him in our life situations, believing He knows best, we’ll eventually see His fingerprints. Are you willing? Do you have room for Him?