Beyond the Way


What would you think if…..

You were visiting a country where the language spoken was not your own.

After eating a meal at a restaurant, you become ill and go to a hospital.

Trying desperately to communicate to the people in the emergency room, you feel helpless because you are so sick and there is no one who can understand your words.

Through your pain, you ask God to please send you help somehow.

In moments, the door opens and a doctor walks in who can speak your language.

After telling him your medical history and what pain you are having, he is able to begin treating you accordingly.

When you begin feeling better, you ask the doctor some questions.

As it turns out, he doesn’t normally work at that hospital at all.

In fact, he had gotten a call a couple of hours earlier with a request to deliver some medical records there.

He was just about to leave the hospital that you’re in, when he noticed that it was pouring down rain.

Deciding to go back inside to borrow an umbrella, he walked down a hallway to speak with some nurses.

There, he heard talk of a patient who only spoke a certain language.

Realizing there was a need, the doctor walked down to the emergency area to find you.

Earlier that day, when the sun was just rising, the doctor had prayed and asked God to allow him to help someone who could only be helped by his specific training.

How can God work things out so that—

1. Someone orders medical records at about the same time that you are ordering food.

2. The doctor who delivers them speaks a certain second language.

3.  They are to be taken to the place that you will choose to go when you get sick.

4.  It begins to rain at just the right moment to stop the doctor.

5. He goes down a hallway where just the right nurses are standing and speaking of you.

6. Even before you knew you would need a doctor, He was preparing to send you one.

Although this is not a true story, I could tell a few that ARE true that sound very much like this one.

God’s ways are higher than ours.

We can’t imagine how He works the details out.

Sometimes we realize that events were in the planning years before they occur.

Today, an event truly did happen in my life, similar in essence to my fictional one.

I have been thanking Him with gratitude since then, reminded of His sovereignty and His great love.

Isaiah 55:8-11  The Message

“I don’t think the way you think.
    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
        God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.
Just as rain and snow descend from the skies
    and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth,
Doing their work of making things grow and blossom,
    producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry,
So will the words that come out of my mouth
    not come back empty-handed.
They’ll do the work I sent them to do,
    they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”

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sky soars

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