Oops: in www.dictionary.com /
(used to express mild dismay, chagrin, surprise, etc., as at one’s own mistake, a clumsy act, or social blunder.)
God didn’t say “Oops!” ….
– When Joseph was thrown into the pit by his spiteful brothers. (Genesis 37-50)
– When Moses was born under the new law that demanded that every Hebrew male child to be born should be killed. (Exodus 1:15-2:2)
– When Ruth the Moabite’s husband died. (Book of Ruth)
– When Job, covered with painful boils, sat in ashes, grieving his total loss. (Job 1 and 2)
– When Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego were thrown into the furnace for refusing to worship the king. (Daniel 3)
– When Lazarus, a friend of Jesus, died. (John 11)
– When Jesus, His sinless Son, was condemned to die…for me! (Matthew 27)
– When Paul and Silas were imprisoned for preaching Christ. (Acts 16)
– When John was exiled to the Island of Patmos. (The Book of Revelation)
If that’s not enough to convince us that God has a sovereign, good plan for each of us, consider the following: God didn’t say “Oops!”…
– In 1661 when John Bunyan was incarcerated for preaching. That’s when the all-time best seller “The Pilgrim’s Progress” was conceived.
– In 1820 when Fanny Crosby became blind at 6 weeks of age. She went on to write over 8,000 hymns in her lifetime, many of which are still sung today!
– In 1967 when Joni Eareckson Tada had a diving accident that left her quadriplegic. She later founded the international “Joni & Friends Ministry” to assist the disabled, over 35 books, holds 5 honorary doctorates, and has received too many awards to mention here!
– On December 4, 1982 when Nick Vujicic was born in Australia with no arms and no legs. Nick holds college degrees in Accounting and Financial Planning. He directs an organization called “Life Without Limbs” and is a preacher and motivational speaker. He has given eternal encouragement to over 12 million people in 12 countries on 4 continents.
The list could go on. I don’t know about you, but what we have here is enough to convince me that God didn’t say “Oops!” in any of these cases, and he never said “Oops!” in my life, or your life, either! He always knows what He is doing! He has a plan, and I want to trust Him to work out His plan in my life. How about you?