He chose our inheritance for us. (Psalm 47:4)
Infinite wisdom has determined His “Inspired Inheritance” for us. He who formed us in the womb knows what is best, and He knows what is best for us. When we come to this understanding, we come to the place where we can rest in our redemption.
Left to our own devices, we would never choose our best destiny, either in this life or the next, because we make all our decisions with a thought process that is not only finite and fallible, but utterly fallen. In this case, the old saying is as true as it is timely: “Father knows best!” His thoughts are eternal, infallible, and true; His plan is to prosper us and to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). When we ask our heavenly Father to take the helm of our lives, we can rest assured that He will steer us into His perfect port of call.
Now notice two biblical truths:
- Being the recipient of an Inspired Inheritance does not mean that God will never steer us into the storms of life. “In this world you will have trouble,” Jesus warned (John 16:33). Our God has ordained storms to shape us and strengthen us for the ministry of service into which we have been called.
- However, this does mean that God will be with us in the storm. Just like the disciples in the boat out on the sea when the storm winds arose, the Lord was with them, and He was in complete control of everything that was happening. The King of kings stilled the fierce storm with a word, and the disciples reached their intended destination in safety and with a deeper faith.
The inheritance we receive from our Lord is as intentional as it is inspired, and it is always delivered for two reasons: for God’s glory and for our good. I know from personal experience that this can be very difficult to see when we are in the middle of the storm. Some storms seem to pop up out of nowhere and wreak havoc in our lives, but the truth is that nothing just “pops up” in the life of the disciple of Christ. Not even a bird falls to the ground apart from His will (Matthew 10:29), and everything happens according to His perfect plan and purpose for our lives.
So regardless of where this message finds you today, let me ask you this question: Who would you rather have choosing your inheritance? Your Savior or yourself? As for me and my house, we want Jesus to choose for us. If today’s message finds you in a painful place, please remember that this did not happen by accident. God chose this for you, and He is working all things together for your absolute good, no matter how bad it feels right now. We must always remember to trust the hand of our God in all circumstances, even when we cannot trace Him.
Have you asked God to take the helm of your life today?
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!