God Already Knew
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
I just listened to a wonderful song by The Hoppers, called “God Already Knew”. I’ve included a link below. It got me thinking; if God knows the outcome, why allow certain things to happen? When God allowed Job to be robbed of his blessings, he already knew that Job would continue to praise Him. God already knew that his wife would suggest that he curse God and die. He already knew that his friends would turn on him. So, why do it? If he knew that Job would remain faithful?
Why did God tell Abraham to sacrifice Isaiah, if He knew that Abraham would obey, and He knew that Isaiah would be spared? Not to see the outcome, because, He knew that already. No; it was, and is, to strengthen our faith. To show us what happens when we trust Him. To show us what a miracle looks like. To show us how He provides, above and beyond what we NEED, what we WANT; how richly he BLESSES us. Lord, help us to remember that when we have trials, you already know the outcome. You have already fought the battle. And you have already won the war.