February 2017

“He’s an Intelligent God!”

It is very easy to become frustrated and overwhelmed by what would appear to be the injustices of life. When things happen that we do not understand or agree with; even the strongest of Christians can begin to question the allowance of our God. After all, if He is omniscient, WHY would he sit back and allow things to transpire that He already knows is going to cause us inconvenience/ and or pain?  These are questions that I have been mulling over for some time.

As my tradition, I placed my answer on the altar of prayer and patiently waited for God to provide me with a satisfactory explanation. Well He answered me alright, but as His tradition, he did not respond to me in the fashion that I was expecting. His answer came to me in a form of rebuke. He said to me, “STOP INSULTING MY INTELLIGIENCE.”  WOW!

Like, the prophet Isaiah I experienced a “Woe Is Me!!” moment (See Isaiah 6:5). I suddenly realized how miniscule my opinion is in the sight of God. I realized that when I question God’s authority and sovereignty I inadvertently insult His intelligence.

Saints, amidst all of the chaos in our world, God knows what He is doing. He is not blind-sided or taken off guard by ANYTHING or ANYONE. Jesus wasn’t even blinded sided by Judas. He knew all along that Judas wasn’t trust worthy and would eventually betray him; yet his Father allowed him to experience the hurt and humiliation of being betrayed by someone he once called friend. (See Matthew 26:23). God allowed Jesus to experience much sorrow and grief for the greater good of His divine plan.

Rest easy my friend. Do not resign, withdraw, or sink into hopelessness because of what is taking place in our land or in your personal life.  Be encouraged and remember this:

“God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you”; (Psalms 62:11 NLT)
Do not become guilty of insulting God’s intelligence by arguing with or refusing to accept God’s plan for your life. He knows what He is doing. Just trust Him and LIVE!


Sherabim J. Curvin
Author of “Heart of A Woman: Motherhood, Marriage, Ministry, and Money”




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