Secret Things Belong to the Lord (by Shirley Holden)

In Deuteronomy 29:29 it says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

The first phrase “ the secret things belong to the Lord our God” really caught my attention recently.  I didn’t remember that particular scripture.

And two days after reading it, I received a note from my twin sister.  She had written “we can’t see around the corner, but God can and He is already planning the impossible for you.”

Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things. God has His reasons to keep those secrets. He knows what we can comprehend, what we can handle or not handle. God reveals things to us at the proper time.

As I was meditating on this, it came to mind that sometimes it’s for our joy. The waiting to know, the anticipation like a child experiences at Christmas time, is one of the Lords’ reasons for secrecy.  He allows us time to look expectantly for the good gifts that are awaiting us!

As parents we choose to tell our children just certain details of life. An example is we don’t tell a 2-year old the whole story of how they came into this world – it would be more than they could comprehend.  God chooses to reveal to us certain bits of wisdom or knowledge, etc. in increments of time versus all at once. We are not always prepared or able to grasp it all at once.  Paul Harvey would say at the end of his radio broadcast after all was told, “and now you know the rest of the story”. Thus when God comes to take us home, when our life on earth is done,  He then will say ‘and now you know the rest of the story’. And not until then.

Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its’ own.”  God wants us to live one day at a time.

He wants us to “Rejoice and be glad for this is the day He hath made.” (Psalms 118:2)  God knows what lies ahead, the highs, the lows. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Life is like a path in the woods, we can’t see around the corner. But God is already there!

He leads His dear children along (as an old gospel song says). Proverbs 3:5 & 6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”  God protects us by waiting to reveal certain secrets.  He brings us great joy and peace through His revelations on this journey called Life.

Isaiah 48:6 says, “ You have heard these things foretold, now you see this fulfillment. And you will not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth (future) even hidden (secret) things which you have not known.” [Italics mine.]

In closing, I suggest you might want to continue or begin to listen to the Rekindling podcasts by Shannon and Zach – God may reveal truths you have not learned or need to relearn!

And no, Shannon did not pay me to say that. Ha!

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