Revelation 15:2-4 (ESV)
2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. 3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
4 Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
These three verses out of Revelation have brought me comfort many times over the years. At this moment in time, I have been in missions for almost three years. During these three years, God has asked me to do some crazy things, and I have felt that God is insane. Being totally honest I’ve told Him that He is insane on multiple occasions. I’m not here claiming that God is insane, because He isn’t. He is a faithful and trustworthy leader to follow. But, in my human understanding, some of the things God has asked me to do have seemed completely crazy.
It’s in those times when I feel like God is completely insane that I go back to these verses for comfort. For context of what is going on in Revelation at the moment: There has been some pretty gnarly things happening on earth at this time, and God is about to release the “seven bowls of wrath” on the earth, but right before that happens we see this beautiful picture in Revelation 15. We see The Church [- and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name], and they sing the song of Moses. At this moment, The Bride of Christ sings this beautiful song, and within that song they say this, “Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!…, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
In that moment, those believers who are in the throne room finally understand all that God did and why He did it. They understood how He turns the darkest of moments in our lives into bringing Him glory. They have fully grasped the leadership of God. When I feel like what God asked me to do is crazy, I praise Him with this song, and I constantly repeat the phrase, “Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!” Knowing that one day, and it might not even be during my life here on earth, I will fully grasp Jesus’ leadership in my life and everything that He has done on the earth. That is what brings comfort to my soul. Knowing that I might not understand things now, I know that one day I will.
So, in conclusion , what do you do when God asks you to do something that seems insane? What is your thought process when Holy Spirit prompts you? I encourage you to train yourself to have eternity in mind, to know that one day you will understand everything that God has done and what He has asked of you to do. That every time that you are questioning God’s leadership that it will be come natural of your heart to cry out, “Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!”