God Surprises – Devotion 326

This morning as Leo and I were enjoying the beautiful yet overcast morning on the back porch when something expected began to happen.  It began to rain.  It was just a light sprinkle of large drops, but it was enough to catch our attention.  It was a surprise because when I looked at the weather early this morning, I saw nothing about a chance of rain – like zero.  There was no indication this was even a slight possibility – not even 10%.  So I was a little shocked to feel the morning momentary water gift.  It didn’t last long, but I certainly realized how much I count on an app to tell me what the weather will be.  I guess most of us do in some way.  It helps us to know how to dress and whether or not to bring an umbrella.  But it definitely isn’t guaranteed – actually pretty far from it.  I had expectations of things being one way but God had other plans.  

I wonder how many times God has something planned that completely throws us off because we are counting on something someone else told us or something we depend on other than him.  We can be thrown off by God’s miracles because we are expecting something completely different.  Since God doesn’t work the way we do, we cannot know his ways all the time.  It may actually be best to just watch God work and jump in there.  Watch God bring the rain and dance.  Watch God change a schedule and celebrate.  Watch God turn test results and rejoice.  Sometimes things happen exactly how we predict.  But it might just be God is up to something completely different if we just look to him.  He is always up to something good.

Focus Scripture:

Psalm 145:16-18

16 You open your hand,
    satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
    and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.

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