What God Will Do


What God will do is not ours to tell. We don’t know, and we can’t know. We see him from below, and we await the revelation of his plan.

At the same time, what God will do is truly foreseeable. We do know, because we can know. He’s revealed himself from above, and we have even now the blueprint of his plan.

How can we say that we don’t know God’s plan and that we do know his plan, at the same time?

We don’t know all the details of what he’ll do. But we do know the grand purposes he aims to accomplish, the fatherly heart fueling his acts, and the covenant love with which he’s bound himself to us, and us to him. We even know the particular kinds of goals he weaves into particular kinds of situations, because he’s told us.

So while I don’t know what God is doing, because I can’t, I do know what God is doing, because I can.

He will love us, he will lead us, he will protect us, and he will provide for us. He will humble us without crushing us, protect us without babying us, and train us without harming us. He will keep his promises, which means his promises have already written our future story.

He will do good to us, and for us, and in us, because he is good and he does good. He will root our faith deeper and lift our hope higher, because he wants both our worship and our witness to expand.

So many things that God will do are utterly unclear to my sight. But so many things God will do are entirely clear to my faith. So clarity depends not on my circumstances or how much of my present path is unveiled before me, but on whether I’m walking by faith or by sight.

I don’t know exactly what God will do. But I know exactly what God will do.


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