Ridiculously awesome, that is!
Has God ever given you a promise that is 1000% absolutely, positively RIDICULOUS? Have you ever looked at Him and said, “What?” I have. In the past two years, God has given me a promise that is totally ridiculous. He has done the same thing recently for a close friend. People who hear these ridiculous promises that you try desperately to cling to, tell you to move on, to give up. But then God just keeps on saying, “Hang on. Cast your net out, even though you’ve done it a million times and you kind of want to kill Me. Just keep doing it.” To you, this promise from the Creator of the universe is totally foolish. It will never come to pass.
If this is you, and you feel guilty for wanting to punch God in the face, don’t. We’ve all been there. You’re lying if you haven’t. And God still loves you.
Let’s look at this super cool passage before we continue.
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.” – 1 Corinthians 1: 25-29 (NIV)
So you and I both know that God is not foolish. Not even a little bit. What this passage is saying is that if God were foolish, He would still be a thousand times wiser than you and I on our best day. He knows the beginning, the middle, and the end; and He knows it all at once. Rather than “boasting before Him,” admit that He’s got some knowledge about the situation that you do not. When God’s ridiculous promise does come to pass in your life, what a testimony to those around you! When He does pull off the foolish, the impossible, you won’t be able to say anything except, “Look at God! Look what He has done for me! What a wondrous, magnificent Savior I have!”