Conntecting the Dots

Behind the Scenes

My last blog talked about God’s active involvement in our lives. Personally, I find huge encouragement in knowing He’s at work behind the visible scenes and is in control of every detail. My challenge comes in remembering (and appreciating) that truth when life seems topsy-turvy.

I wonder if that’s how Joseph felt when he was sold into slavery by his own brothers and then imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. As he sat in stocks and chains, did he feel like God had abandoned him? Did he feel forgotten? Abused? Perhaps. But even so, his emotions and doubts could not alter the truth of God’s presence in, and control over, his life.

Acts 7: 9,10 say, “But God was with him and rescued him from all his troubles. And God gave him favor before Pharaoh, king of Egypt. God also gave Joseph unusual wisdom, so that Pharaoh appointed him governor over all of Egypt and put him in charge of the palace.” Circumstances might have caused Joseph to wonder if God truly cared about him or if He even existed. But Scripture leaves no doubt – God was at work behind the visible scenes. He was present in every moment, and His purposes could not be thwarted.

How’s your life lookin’ today? A wee bit topsy-turvy? If so, remember the truth and cling to it. God is at work behind the scenes. He’s with you and is in control over every detail. Nothing escapes His notice. He’s dealing with an eternal timeline, and His perspective is far beyond our finite understanding.

How have you seen this truth at work in your life?

2 Responses to “Behind the Scenes”

  1. Janet Sketchley

    This is an important truth, Grace, and some of us need reminding regularly! I don’t know if I forget, or if I just get distracted by what I can see and forget the behind-the-scenes truth.

    He IS at work behind the scenes. He proved it to me one day when my car broke down on the side of a highway while I was transporting my three then-small kids. No cell phone. But across the highway sat another broken-down vehicle whose driver had a cell phone and was willing to share. Doesn’t sound like much, but I knew in my spirit, and that confidence is still with me (when I stop to remember).

    Thanks for the reminder. And I pray that as well as learning to remember God is working in troubled times, I’ll remember it in the easy times too. No point in needing Him to jostle me a bit to remind me!

    • Grace

      I read a good bumper sticker recently: “A coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.” Good, eh?


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