Edify :: By Christopher Briggs


“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:16, NKJV).

God sees all of our lives like we would read a timeline of an important person. However, God sees everything, just not the summary notes. He knows every step we step, every breath we take, every thought we have, and every action we perform. He knew all of this before there were none of them. God knows everything there is to know. He knows all of the past, present and future. He is also in total control of everything. There is not one thing that happens that he does not allow to happen. God sees what man would call the end and sees what is going to happen for that end to come about. He sees the end being worth all the good and bad that happens. To personalize this, he saw everything that you have done or ever will do, and he allowed you to be born into this world.

Think about that; he saw the very worst of you and continues to allow you to breathe. Now, if God thinks it’s worth you breathing, maybe you can take some encouragement from that. Something about you is worth God allowing you to breathe right now.

“The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life” (Job 33:4, NKJV).

The correct people are in charge at any given time. So, whatever they are doing, God is still in charge. So take heart.

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1, NKJV).

The “end of this world” will only happen according to Him, not by what the global warming alarmists think or by men. That also means no nuclear annihilation.

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away” (Revelation 21:1, NKJV).

God sees everything that has or ever will happen as a fait accompli, meaning it’s all already accomplished and irreversible. This might sound like a funny idea, but let’s remember that the Christian’s ultimate destiny or horizon has been fixed by God from all eternity.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Romans 8:28-30, NKJV)

If you continue reading a bit more, you will see the question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” That question should make us all feel safe and secure. We already know God wins in the end. Him winning is another one of those fait accompli things.