God of the universe is a multitasker – He never stops working.
There are dominant works one can see that God does, like healing the sick or restoring relationships. We pray for positive outcomes to these unpleasant situations and feel blessed when we visually, emotionally, physically, or spiritually experience His response. But God also does works for us – everyday – works that we never bother to notice. Major works, works that sustain us and keep life easy.
Maybe we don’t notice these works because we didn’t specifically pray for them or, is it because we simply take them for granted?
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
God’s works for us started before we were born. Not only did He place us on earth to love on us, He placed us here to prosper in His original purpose and plan for us.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
God’s works for us are in His word. Everything… everything written in the Bible has meaning. He instructed others to write down His word for future generations so that mankind would never be lost for understanding and meaning. God works for us through His word which He designed to touch our hearts.
Psalm 3:1-3 LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
Our protection each day and all day is a work of God. No one loves us more than our God who created our being. As you feel peace today, during daunting challenges or unwanted situations, know that it’s God working His shield of protection around your mind and heart.
Lamentations 3:22-23 Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Never doubt God’s continuous shield of protection over your presence. His works of faithfulness to His children never fails. By keeping God’s word secured in our hearts we are assured of His faithful works for our good.
Zephaniah 3:5 The LORD within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame.
God’s works are also found among the unbelievers though they do not believe those works exist. It’s impossible for God not to be with unbelievers because again, He created all. Imagine the wondrousness unbelievers could achieve in life if they humbly repent of sin and ask God to reside in their hearts! Morning by morning the works they would see!
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
God is working for our good always, even when we don’t see it. When troubles outweigh delights, yet our hearts are for the Lord, there is no need for despair. God is at work growing our faith, deepening our relationship with Him through a temporary trail that leads to eternal life. Eternal life given to us through Jesus.
John 5:17 In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.”
Just as the Father is always at work, so too is Jesus. Jesus our Redeemer, Prince of Peace, Holy One, Deliverer, Bread of Life, Creator, King of Kings, Counsellor, Teacher, Advocate, Mediator, Judge, Fountain of Living Water and so much more! Just as the Father is constant, Jesus is constant, working even when we don’t see it.
This week remember God in all you see and do. He is constantly at work for you – even when you don’t see it.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
If you’re not certain you’ve ever invited Jesus into your heart, now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Through Jesus you will receive hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”