Since ancient times no one has heard,
no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4
There is a story told of a man who went with some friends to an art exhibit. Being a master chess player, he was immediately drawn to a painting called “Check Mate”. It depicted a chess game, the one man was supposedly making the “check mate” move with great pleasure, while his opponent helplessly looked on in defeat. But there was something wrong with this picture, he just couldn’t put his finger on it.
After studying it for awhile, he walked away to meet up with his friends and view other pictures; but something kept drawing him back. He literally stood for hours, until suddenly he was heard to say, “There is one more move! The king has one more move!” The opponents king had one more move to gain the victory, so it wasn’t check mate after all!
Do you ever feel like a pawn on a chess board, just being arbitrarily moved around by God and Satan? The truth is to Satan you are a pawn, he loves to convince you that you have no control over the things that happen to you. But God loves you so much, He can turn even what seems destructive and use it for your good and as Jeremiah puts it, to give you a hope and a future. Remember, Satan is just trying to decieve and lie to you in order to manipulate you for his fun and amusement to make you think you’re in check mate. But your KING Jesus, always has one more move. It’s hard, but keep your eyes on the King and He will make the move that will bring you out into victory.