He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy 32:4

Some days it’s hard to say, “his works are perfect and all his ways are just.” We look at our world and see the wicked getting away with evil, innocent people suffering and we wonder, where is the God of justice?

We have to look beyond the immediate and see that God has a perfect plan. It’s being worked out gradually and imperceptibly. Jesus told us it would be this way. “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches … It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough” (Luke 13:18-21).

Seeds and yeast, both demonstrate a process. Planting a seed in the ground doesn’t seem to change anything and the immediate impact of adding yeast to flour isn’t obvious. However, God’s plans are about the long-term. Our spiritual short-sightedness has us standing too close to the action and we can’t take in the vast dimensions of God’s purposes.

This doesn’t mean God is unconcern about our present suffering, or that we shouldn’t try to relieve the suffering of others, but rather that we understand it’s temporary.

God is our “Rock”. In Israel, rock means bedrock, all other rocks are called stones – no matter how big they are. The stones that built the temple are enormous, but they are still stones because they are movable. God, however, is our Bedrock, our security, our safe place.