Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 322

From Handbook to God’s Promises


Psalm 75:2: His Choice

We prefer making our own choices, but in reality, many of life’s major decisions elude our grasp. God determines the moments of our birth and death, our parents and heritage, our talents and appearance, and the circumstances of events that are beyond our control. He also knows when life on earth will end and when He will judge humanity. Are these the edicts of a heartless dictator? No! God is the sovereign King, but He is motivated in all of His decisions by love, kindness, and faithfulness.

If God’s choices don’t seem fair to us, it is because our sin competes with His purposes, marring our ability to see His faithful intentions. That’s when we can decide for ourselves, by determining to believe that God’s choices are good. In the perfect hindsight of eternity, we will know this to have been the case.