“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
But God, I don’t understand this. But God, I don’t understand that. But God, this doesn’t make sense. But God, why do you want me to do that? But God, can’t I try it another way? But God, are you sure you didn’t make a mistake? But God, I’m not comfortable with this. But God, this doesn’t feel good. But God, how can I do this if I don’t understand? But God, I need to understand before I continue in what you’ve called me to do with such and such. But God. Get the point?
It’s a wonder I haven’t worn out the ear of the Lord, let alone His heart of long-suffering and mercy. But I have not. I do not understand, but He does. He understands everything. He is God. And I must remember I am not. I am nothing. He is everything. And I sigh when I remember He is God! So what does He ask of me if I cannot understand? What does He want when I come to Him for the umpteenth time questioning why He has called me to do something that has worn me out beyond description? His answer to me is so simple. So God.
But God. My heart was filled with it one morning. And in my precious quiet time with Him, His answer reached deep into my heart like a hand steadying me as He silenced my anxious heart. “There is much you do not understand. You do not need to. You simply need to trust,” He spoke to me. I had just finished reading Isaiah 40 and once again seeing His majesty and magnificence, His power and sovereignty, that He is Creator in His infinite love and splendor. Trust? Yes. Trust. If we really trust God, we don’t need to understand. We simply need to humble ourselves and rest in His love and mercy, to yield to His ways, to obey without understanding, knowing He is God, He is in control, He is Lord of all. Sigh. But God….Thank you. For being God!
Lay aside the “but God’s”. Trust Him.