"And they shall comfort you, when ye see their ways and their doings: and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the Lord God."
What strikes me about this verse is the "I have not done without cause all that I have done" part. I think that this is true in all of God's work, not just this verse. :) And it is comforting to see that everything is not just random... even though we know that it all makes sense, it is really cool when we can see and comprehend how it is all working. It seems to be a gift that God gives to prophets often, but one that I think we can all strive for. When we read the
scriptures and really try to absorb them... to know God as much as we can, then we kind of get on the same wavelength, and we don't just get peace... we get understanding. God shares his thoughts with us, at least to the extent that we can handle... and we can see more of the reasons that God does what he does. Too often, we look around at the world and see so much chaos and harm... and it doesn't seem like it makes sense. We don't think that we can do anything about it, or that anyone can. With God, we can step back and get a larger perspective, and see the incredible forces there are in the world that are working for Good... that are changing things for the better. And we can be a part of making things better, and fitting ourselves into God's plan of happiness... that makes *sense* and will eventually solve all of the problems, globally and individually. :)