I originally wrote this blog entry back in March, but I decided not to post it. Almost anyone can write a meaningful blog entry, but the real challenge comes when you actually commit to taking your own advice. That’s why I never posted this. I wanted to focus on doing what this post is all about: trusting in God’s plan. I didn’t want to share a post with others if I wasn’t fully practicing what I was preaching. Now that it’s been a few months, I want to share this one with you. You can be sure that I am actively striving to live out what this post talks about; it’s not just a bunch of words that I can’t back up. I know trusting God is a full-time job, but I’m working on it. Will you join me?
Do you ever have one of those days when the weather matches your mood? Well, today’s a cloudy day…outside and inside me. It’s dreary and a little depressing. There’s no sun, and no chance of seeing it all day. Now, I’ll be vague (this is the World Wide Web, after all, and the whole wide world has access to what I say), but today I’m feeling like somewhere along the way, I blinked, and now nothing is as it should be. Somehow something has unraveled, and I don’t know how to sew (I’m also feeling a little metaphorical today).
Thankfully, God’s got some promises lined up for days like today.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.”
But the thing about these promises is that they don’t say everything will work out like I want them to. No, God’s going to fix stuff in the way He knows is best. Sometimes human selfishness and pride gets in the way, and we think we know what needs to happen. But we’ve got to remember it’s not about us. The verse from Romans says that God “works for the good of those who love Him.” What’s my good? I have no idea, but God does. He sees the big picture, so He knows what is in my best interest. I don’t know this, because I’m stuck down here in a maze and can’t see the exit.
Today I’m working on trust. I’m trying to quiet my mind and heart and trust that God is going to take this messed up situation and use it for my good. I’m also going to trust that He is going to use this as a way to exalt Himself. Wow! God wants to use me to bring glory to Him! How can I argue with that? I don’t know why He would choose to use something as trivial as my situation to shine through, but it’s part of His plan! That excites me; Even though I don’t know what’s going on, God does, and He knows what to do with it. It’s my job to trust and allow Him to be glorified in my circumstances, which means I’ll be a difference!