For He Himself has said: "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Not once does the Bible say, "Worry about it," Stress over it" or "Figure it out." But over and over it clearly says, "Trust God." (Article from bibletopicsonline.org)
So, one night, I'm scrolling through Pinterest on my phone and come across this quote above. Pretty much immediately I consciously relaxed, I felt at rest. I went to bed feeling relaxed and at ease. Here it was God was reminding me that He was working, He wasn't on a break during which time it was my turn to put in some labour. He was working and He was not going to stop working on my behalf until the job was done.
But you see, although many times we know God is working, it is just natural human nature to worry, to stress, to try to figure it out. Why? Because if truth be told, we want God to do it our way and in our timing. We want God to work out that situation/s based on what our finite minds can comprehend. We're convinced that God must work it out the way we have logically worked it out in our minds. But you see, God's ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). With God, there is always a bigger picture. Many times we can't see it because our vision and understanding are limited, hence us usually trying to figure it out ourselves. The stress also comes when we don't see things working out the way we would have wanted or hoped. We start trying to force it to happen our way. We no longer care about a way out because we're now focused on making our way the way out. This is where trust in God truly comes in. Sometimes it will work out the way we had planned, but other times it will still work out but not the way we had hoped or planned. Did God miss it? No, He didn't. His ways and thoughts are still higher, better much more fulfilling than our limited plans would have been. Remember, God still wants to give us HIS best not OUR best. That bigger picture I spoke about earlier? It will always contain an end result that will bring permanent joy, peace, fulfilment than our end result could ever bring us. So, when God says to trust Him, and He does say it over and over again in the Bible, God is preparing His best and ultimately the best for you. You will not hunger again, you will not thirst again, you will not be dissatisfied. You also WON'T regret letting Him have HIS perfect way instead of your imperfect one.
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