You will probably think about this if you ever have cancer. I know I did. God is “able to save”. (Daniel 3: 17) I knew that one word from God would send cancer rushing miraculously away. He is able! Is He willing? A very different question. Shadrach, Meshach and Adednego seem confident of the first and unconvinced about the second. Not unbelieving, just uncertain. “Even if He doesn’t (save us)”, they tell the King, “we will not worship the golden image”. (Daniel 3: 18) A miracle is not always God’s answer. “Some were tortured, stoned and put to death” says the writer of Hebrews of some very faithful people. (Hebrews 11:35-37) To presume that God always wills to intervene in the natural course of disease or difficulty is to end up disappointed and confused. God may or may not save us from death(physical). Whether He does or not has nothing to do with HIS ability, OUR faith, or HIS faithfulness. We trust Him!
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This reminds me of the voice of the Lord through you in the great sermon you preached on Sunday. How He calls us to trust (into) Him, not just once, but on ever increasing levels. I love it when you say, “God knows what you are for.” Such comforting/inspiring words.
Speaking of marching to the beat of a different drummer, I probably view this subject totally differently than most people who follow this blog, yet I have learned/am learning that the most important thing in all of this is to realize that His ways are higher than ours. He is faithful and worthy of our viewing Him/His ways with the respect He deserves. The whole point (and what I strive for/hunger for/thirst for) is to be in relationship with Him. When I found out that a person in my old SS class had a very significant illness I asked the Lord if it would please Him for me to pray for him. I felt a very significant confirmation in my spirit and so proceeded to do so. Praise be to God, that I hear he did remarkably well considering how ill he was. The point, however, and the exceeding joy for me was to be doing His will as I understood it…. along with Him. I know lots of people prayed for this individual, but I do not know how many had a blast doing so (hopefully many!). The communion for me was so precious that words cannot describe.
Yes….we DO trust Him!!