We know that the world is filled full misfortune and problems. It seems that every day something can break down and will need to be replaced.
And yet in spite of the many problems that we face, God has promised us many good things that will come our way when we place our trust in Him.
Murphy says that, “If something can go wrong, it will.”
This is one of the original one of Murphy’s laws that points to how bad outcomes ultimately come from our mistakes and ineptitudes.
But we must not become pessimistic thinking that every time we begin to do something that it will either break or turn to ruin.
But we also find in God’s word: “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established,” Proverbs 16:3.
As we would meditate on God’s Word we are told that our way will be successful. As you meditate on God’s Word your way will be prosperous.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success,” Joshua 1:8.
“You never find a lost article until you replace it…..”
Whether it’s a missing report, a set of keys, or a sweater, you can expect to find it right after you replace it, according to this variation of Murphy’s law.
But on a more spiritual level we are told that our LORD cares about even one of us that may be lost.
For we have the parable of the lost sheep:
“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish,” Matthew 18:12-14.
And as well we also have the parable of the woman who had lost one piece of silver:
“Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth,” Luke 15:8-10.
“Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value…..”
It seems that oftentimes those things that have the most monetary value end up being damaged and can’t be fixed sometimes, but the little things that we care about the least last much longer.
God says in His word that,
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever,” Isaiah 40:8.
“Smile… Tomorrow will be worse!”
According to Murphy’s law you can never be sure that tomorrow will be better than today.
Though there’s a touch of pessimism here, this law teaches us to appreciate what we have instead of focusing on a better future.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little,” James 4:14.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof,” Matthew 6:34.
“Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse…..”
This seems to be a common thing that can happen in life. If problems are left alone then they can multiply.
The lesson to be learned of course is that you can’t ignore a problem and expect it to be fixed.
It needs to be resolved before it ends up becoming much worse. But when we give our problems over to God then He somehow finds a way of making it all work out for our good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose,” Romans 8:8.
“Enough research will tend to support your theory.”
Perhaps this means that if you believe in an idea, you can provide enough research to back it up.
The real question is whether you are able to look at your research with a neutral viewpoint.
But we find that man is actually without an excuse, because it should be plain to all that what we around us comes forth from the hand of God.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse,” Romans 8:18-20.
“The first 90 percent of a project takes 90 percent of the time; the last 10 percent takes the other 90 percent of the time.”
Time seems to have a way of filling the space when we’re trying to finish a project that is due at a certain time.
However, it can contract when we need it the most. According to Murphy’s law, work expands beyond the allocated time.
But again we are told that God will establish the work of our hands and that His beauty will be upon us.
“And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it,” Psalm 90:17.
“Things get worse under pressure….”
Doesn’t this seem to be the way that life oftentimes works?
Because when we try to force things to work out in our favor they are apt to get worse.
If you’ve ever parented a teenager you will find this out very quickly! The more pressure you apply, the less likely you are to be successful.
We’ve heard the old adage, “Let go and Let God,” and yet it’s true because when we attempt to take care of our problems by ourselves typically they can get worse.
But when we allow the Holy Spirit to take control of a situation then God can work out His plan and in the end it works out much better than what we could even imagine.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?