Monday, December 6, 2010
I've heard God referred to as the ultimate micro manager who guides even the smallest decisions of our lives. I've also heard God referred to as the ultimate hands off manager who lets the troops work it out for themselves without interfering. So which is it?
The answer, I believe, is that it is neither. We use these phrases to try to put God into a box we can relate to and it does not work well. Using this approach with each other is common but it does not work with God. If you choose any standard you can think of to measure God, it is likely to come up short.
Without faith trying to figure out why God does some things and refuses to get involved in others will drive you crazy. But, isn't it amazing that God can deal with our individual needs so well and yet he allows the world to take its course.
Mosiah 4:9, Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend.
Mormon 9:16, Behold, are not the things that God hath wrought marvelous in our eyes? Yea, and who can comprehend the marvelous works of God.
Joseph Smith wrote:
That which is wrong under one circumstance may be, and often is, right under another.
Don't think you can guess what God is thinking or what he will do next.