When haters try to take you down
But God has other plans
We see that God sees outcomes
That are different from man’s –
Impossible to fake—
The things that God accomplishes
Are perfect (for His sake!)
when the folks trying to take you down don't realize that God has a greater plan: pic.twitter.com/mD6ryA65rp
— dr.* deray mckesson (@deray) May 31, 2016
So… quit your damn complaining
If you cannot see the good—
God will see the bigger picture;
You may not, although you should.
God is good by definition—
God can never make mistakes
If His long-term plans exclude you,
Then I’m sorry, them’s the breaks.
God could act in half a heartbeat
God could quickly intervene
God could play the silent partner—
God could stop the errant bullet;
God could do what others don’t
God could rescue everybody
But… the truth is… no, God won’t.
The damnedest thing is, I really like Deray McKesson. If you don’t follow him on Twitter, you should. So I’m really torn on this. This particular tweet (do click the link, it won’t make much sense without it), though, bothered me. Here we have the assertion that God’s Greater Plan will always come through.
And I have to wonder what God’s greater plan was for so many people. This meme asserts that God provides an invisible chair for someone who has had their chair pulled out from under them. Miraculous! Meanwhile, others are shot. Killed. The people McKesson has been fighting to represent.
Everything about this is complex. It is a problem that spans centuries, and is still relevant today. Religion has been a part of the problem forever… and part of the solution at times.
But damn. If it were this simple… if it were this obvious. If the hypothetical examples were anything like reality, we’d all be believers. I think I said this somewhere before, in verse, but… all the best examples are hypothetical.
Hypothetically, God has the ultimate plan. In reality, you can’t know that until it’s pretty much too late. Which, really, as plans go… sucks.