Re: Verse reading–Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 (day seven)
It is a strange statement. Jesus offers no explanation. I wonder what Peter thought when he heard it. “Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat.”–v 31. Permission was requested (and granted by God) for the enemy to shake up his life, to put him under intense stress, to knock off the dead parts and determine what was valuable (i.e. sifting)
It reminds me of the book of Job. A conversation in Heaven dramatically impacts Job’s life. The catch is that Job is completely unaware. Invisible forces at work.
All of us are part of a MUCH LARGER drama that we know. Sometimes life turns down a difficult road for reasons that only God understands. When this happens, what we need is faith, not information.
“God is too wise to be mistaken. God is too good to be unkind. So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand, trust His heart!”–Babbie Mason.