Ever find yourself in a place where you can’t figure out the situation or how to handle the problem? You can’t even figure out how you got there? It doesn’t even look like you can handle it?
First, remember that God is only giving us what we can handle. Then keep in mind His words in Jeremiah 29: 11 (MSG): “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” Though things may seem dark, it is your job to continue walking in the light. It is not your place to try to determine where God is leading or why He’s doing what He’s doing. Your intended job is to remain steadfast and reflect Him in whatever He’s allowing you to go through.
Trying to figure God out would take more than a lifetime. He created all there is and all there ever will be. All we see and ponder, that’s Him. He made it. Our minds couldn’t possibly understand His ways. Our hearts and minds must simply trust Him. Ephesians 3: 20-21 (MSG) tells the reader that “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us”.
We must allow His Spirit to work through us and to guide us. Following, and not trying to lead, will bring us to the place God has already destined and prepared for us. It’s up to us whether we want to obediently follow or second guess and take the scenic route of U-turns. He’s God. He knows what He’s doing.
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Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG) I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.