I am going through a season of trusting in God, believing in all that I cannot see. There are a few situations in my life, where the outcome could be very good or very bad. In the past, I would get stressed out, decide on a solution and beg God to give me that solution. Did I think that I know better than God? I was foolish and was trying to live my life thinking I knew what is best. I was always searching and never finding what I needed. I had eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear.
Hear this, you foolish and senseless people,
who have eyes but do not see,
who have ears but do not hear:
–Jeremiah 5:21 (NIV)
Now, I am trying to do God’s will. I pray and ask God what to do. I read the bible for answers and pray that God’s will be done. Now, I know that I may not understand why something is happening or the exact road to fix the situation. God knows what is happening in my life. God can give me guidance, if I pray and ask.
Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord.
“Should you not tremble in my presence?
I made the sand a boundary for the sea,
an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.
The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail;
they may roar, but they cannot cross it.
–Jeremiah 5:22 (NIV)
God created the entire world, do I think that he cannot help me with my problems? God created the oceans with the sand boundary. The waves roar and roll at God’s almighty command. Where were we when the God laid down the foundation of the earth? Who created boundaries and determined where the sand would stop the sea?
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
–Job 38:4-5 (NIV)
We may not understand what God is doing in our lives, but its for our good. God laid out the master plan for the universe. Our problems are not hard for him. He knows our humanity and only disciplines us, so he can build us back up again stronger and resilient. I need to let go of control and put my trust in God. It is choice to trust in God. Once I do, life is going to reveal amazing new adventures and understanding of things I could not see or hear, when I tried to do everything on my own. I cannot wait to live my life trusting in God and seeing what God has planned for me.