“We’re living through uncertainty, anxiety, loss, struggle, suffering, injustice of myriad types; so many in chains, so many destitute, so many heartsick on the inside, despite the appearance of all being well externally. Where is God?” This question resounds throughout the ages, and specially relevant for today. On Take Five today, Tanya Walker asks the profound question, “what might it take to see God and recognize his fingerprints throughout the world?”
“Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory…” Glory, sufficiency, centrality, power, wisdom; this is a declaration against our anthropocentrism, a pull away from us in the center, us in the driving seat, us as the judges of all that happens on this earth…It’s a call to see God as God, and to see ourselves for the created beings that we are.
“Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory because of your love and faithfulness.” This is the linchpin; the power of God, the glory of God is not cold, not unfeeling, not crushing. It is a solid rock in the midst of the storm on which we can stand and be steadied, held secure.
“We may be in the dark about what God is doing, but we are not in the dark about God.”
Make it Personal
Do you find solace in God’s character in the midst of difficult and trying times?
For someone who doesn’t believe in God and is facing various trials, how might we compassionately share our confidence in God’s character?