The Long Game


In the Beginning, God

Today’s reading is Psalms 90-93.

I’m a terrible chess player. I can possibly think two moves ahead, but that’s about it. Why on earth would I ever think I know best how to run life or the world? And yet far too often, having seen one or two moves ahead, I can’t understand why God is letting things happen the way He is. I can imagine Joseph didn’t quite understand when he was in the pit or Moses when he was in the wilderness or David when he was hiding out in the cave. But God can see the end from the beginning. More than that, He isn’t working on my time table. Time is meaningless to Him: a day, a thousand years, they’re pretty much the same to Him. Therefore, though I don’t understand everything that will happen today, I do trust that God has control of the…

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