By Stephen Leonard
“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew 10:29
“Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there, Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.” Psalm 139:7-10
Some think life is random. Fate, they say, is what controls all. What is fate? Fate appears to be a mysterious, uncontrolled, impersonal force controlling all movement, life, and direction of every person and thing. Is this really so? Does disconnected, impersonal fate control all you do? Fate, obviously defined as godless, impersonal, and disconnected, is a force of direction. There is absolutely no evidence for this anywhere, except in the minds of those truly unobservant and unreasonable of evidence of what really exists.
Evidence abounds within the amazing world in which we live that such a world did not come into being without remarkable design, infinite intelligence, omnipotent power, all-knowing purpose, and all-consuming love. There is such an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving hand that is behind all that is or ever hoped to be, which unswervingly guides, provides, and determines all which is or will ever be. God is!
The inevitability of God’s perfect will is evident in all of His creation. The creation works everywhere and magnificently in all its perfect plan. Molecules act as they were designed. Both deep within the inner construct of matter and all things in the universe, as well as outwardly in the vast infinite expanse of it all. A Creator is most evident.
There is purpose and plan, and design to every bit of it. None is random. But all fit the vast design and purpose of the One who put it all together. All fit the will of Him, who rules the entire existence of everything that is, even though we have no eyesight on it all. He does! He sees and hears every tree that falls in an unobserved forest. He sees every bird which dies, which is told to us in His revelatory Word. He sees the planets or stars far out in the distant expanse of the universe, as no telescope is available to reach them.
If all conform to God’s perfect will, all that is inevitable. This is all the more reason for you to trust God and to choose to rest in His hands. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Does our “good” mean heaven, life in a new heavens and new earth? Is this inevitable? God’s Word says very clearly, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:12). For those who are in Jesus Christ, life is inevitable! But for those who are not in Christ Jesus, life is not inevitable. Death is inevitable. Death, and all it entails. Hell is inevitable for those outside Jesus Christ.
God’s will is what happens. Also, God’s will is what will happen. God’s will is inevitable. This is one of the many reasons to conform yourself to His will. Rest in the knowledge that God is God. What He says always comes to be. His Word and promises are certainly inevitable. Make certain you are in God’s will for you so that heaven and eternity are your inevitable home.
“Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust him for his grace; behind a frowning providence, he hides a smiling face.”
(4th verse of William Cowper’s hymn, “God Moves in A Mysterious Way,” 1774)
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