I came across an interview with Elisabeth Elliot, wherein she eloquently expresses a thought I stumbled with earlier this week. It is this: God reveals enough about who He is for us to trust in what He does.
We know, for example, “that all things work together for good to them that love God” (Rom. 8:28). Now the Bible says we know that. The Bible does not say God is going to show us how all things work together for good, here and now. He’s not going to show us that, here and now. We have to take His word for it. But that’s what it means to take His word. You just read the verse and as my friend Catherine Morgan said, “I don’t have faith, I just know how to read.”
So if you know how to read, open your Bible, read Romans 8:28 and 29. It says there, “Everything that happens, fits into a pattern for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” It is all we know, but it is enough. He will prove it in His time. . .
So what difference does this make in our life during this week? Let’s meet everything that comes, as people who know, trusting and submitting to the authority of the eternal Word–Who does not reveal the end or the outcome or the meaning, but only Himself. –elisabeth elliot