Don’t you hate it when you stumble, especially in the middle of the night? For instance, the time you were too tired to put your shoes away when you went to bed and when you get up in the middle of the night you stumble over that same shoe?
Have you ever stumbled over God and tripped? You mean you have never tripped over God?
I have and it’s not fun either. Have you ever been walking with God and life is great and then He doesn’t do something you expected Him too? He doesn’t pick up something in your path that you thought He would and then you stumble over it.
I usually don’t stumble over what God does but what He dosen’t do. For instance, I thought He was going to make something happen, heal this person, mend this relationship, pay this bill and when it didn’t happen I stumbled over Him. I even sometimes get mad at Him for not picking up something.
Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? John 6:61
I have probably hurt my relationship with God more over what He hasn’t done then anything else.
I hate them. They continually cause me to stumble.
How do I not stumble over God?
I cannot assume the way He is going to work. Just because He did A for me then B then C it doesn’t mean it leads to D. Just because He did D for someone else doesn’t me He will do the same thing for me. He is not always linear in His actions as we define straight line thinking.
I can’t assume that He thinks like me. My job is to figure out how He thinks not make Him work like I think. I know this is hard but I think the key is to constantly be flexible, humble, and stay close to Him. When I walk on my own with Him at arm’s length I usually trip over stuff then. The stuff He doesn’t do.
I have to become at peace with how He works and realize that He loves me and will only bring good gifts to me even if I don’t understand.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7
Have you ever stumbled over God?