The secret things belong to the LORD our God. Deuteronomy 29:29
What is meant by God’s will? If you are confused about the will of God you are not alone. One reason why many Christians find this confusing is that we speak of God’s will in three different ways.
The first is God’s secret will. What is God’s secret will? The Bible speaks about “the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will” (Eph 1:11). Everything that happens is woven into the purpose of God, and nothing that happens is outside of His will. God works all things according to the counsel of His will.
God is sovereign and that means that His plans always prevail. This is a wonderful comfort to Christian believers. Nothing in your life is outside of God’s purpose or beyond His control. Now, exactly how the events of our lives are woven into the Father’s plan we cannot tell. These things are “secret,” and the secret things belong to the Lord.
These secrets are a mystery to us, so we often find ourselves asking why. Why did You allow this in my life, Lord? Why did You save her and not him? What are You doing in the coronavirus? What good can possibly come from this? These are all questions about God’s secret will, and the secret things belong to the Lord.
How should we respond to God’s secret will? We must trust God in what He has kept secret. When we see Him, what was secret will be revealed. Until then, we walk by faith and not by sight. So, here’s how you pray when you are faced with the mystery of what you don’t understand. “Lord, strengthen my faith. Your will be done.”
Is it hard for you to trust God’s secret will right now? If so, why?