"As for God, his way is perfect:" Psalm 18:30
I liked this scripture from the first time that I read it. I cited it often even though there was so much more to learn about its meaning.
My family has been in a great hardship; a life-changing trial that had leapt upon us. We were engulfed by something much bigger than our worse thought and the toll it took, was great. Within that time, more adverse situations arose and we stood powerless in their presence. Humility was found when I came to the end of myself and I saw that supernatural deliverance would be the only option to meet the challenge.
This was not the first round of rough times for our family and even with that history behind us, there is no “getting used to” the pain. However, the process did provide the experience that revealed to me, “As for God, His way is perfect.” My surrendered humanity understands this Scripture now and it has become my anchor within the storms. This scripture revives my soul when it becomes doused with doubt and allows me to rise as I'm strengthened by its truth. I now rest and find comfort in the bosom of its boast: “As for God, His way is perfect.” Because I have found that His way, not my way, truly ends up perfect.
Until I knew the Lord in a personal way, and watched how He worked within my circumstances, there was a wrestle in the wait and a fight in the frustration. If we don't know Him we may blame Him, accuse Him, or even deny Him. There is no doubt that the pain presses the flesh and tempts it to curl it’s fist toward Heaven. But when you have walked through some things, and look back to see what He has accomplished within them, you too may humbly agree, “As for God, His way is perfect.”
I have found Him there with me, every step of the way. Waiting, delighted, and ready to minister to my soul. He adorns me with grace to endure and lavishes me with promises that prop up my soul. I am helped by my great Helper while I wait on Him to do what He does that is perfect. I do not lack because my Heavenly Father does not lie.
It will never mean that in that place you will be comfortable or fully informed. You may be raw with pain and could be moving one literal step at a time. These moments are not easy for our flesh and they are a test for our faith. But when there is a surrender, and Christ girds your faith and comforts your soul, you will see it: this process that He has for you, is perfect. This word perfect in the Hebrew means whole, blameless, without blemish—something that our humanity cannot fully grasp in the doings of our God. The Lord will not leave anything untouched and will work multiple things out at the same time despite us seeing it at the moment. He will do things perfect. There may be things you want yet the Lord knows what we need. He always goes before us and may be clearing a way that we can't see to keep us safe. There is a timing for things and a way of putting all pieces in play so that there is nothing missing. And when He is done, you will see that His way, His method of doing things, His process, and His goal, is perfect.
The Lord loves you and longs for you to lean on Him in a way that you have not tried yet. He is there waiting to answer the call of your heart and carry the burden on your back. Jesus is a faithful friend and righteous Redeemer. He is close so that He can comfort you, and steadfast to secure your soul. Hard times are not easy, hence the word hard. Yet with Christ, we will make it through and find out how His way of doing things really is perfect.