Most days I question God’s will for my life because I want to make sure that I am still where He wants me to be. Some days I question God’s will for my life because I don’t really understand what is going on. When things begin to be chaotic, or seem to unravel, it is easy to question – What’s going on?
When we don’t understand, we have to trust that His will for the moment is exactly when and where he wants us, even if it doesn’t make sense to us at the time.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
Following Christ is a constant exercise in trust. Often He will ask us to do things that demonstrate that trust and push us out of our comfort zone. The crazy and amazing thing is, as terrifying as it is sometimes to trust and step out, the joyous feeling we have after causes us to forget how scared we were in the first place! Also, we can stand on His promise that He is always with us and always has our best interests at heart.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Accepting His will for the moment is our choice and an act of obedience. The more we focus on Him, the easier it is to trust and follow. Let those things that overwhelm and distract you fall away as you focus on Him; who He is, what He is, His love for you. Take some time to be alone with Him and renew your relationship. Or, take some time to strengthen it. We can never be too close to the one who died so that we might live.