This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Today, I am thinking about how trusting far outweighs understanding.
My husband and I are driving our son to college this week, and I think it’s fair to say that he has mixed emotions. On one hand, he’s ecstatic to be living on his own and starting this new chapter in his life. Yet on the other hand, he’s not sure if he will like the school, since it wasn’t one of his top choices.
My words to him thus far have simply been, “Sweetheart, let’s go with an open mind. Things are all in divine order.” Unfortunately though, it feels as though my words are falling on deaf ears.
Recently, I was led to the Christian author Skye Jethani’s post about the good shepherd. He makes the point that as close as the disciples were to God, they didn’t always understand what He was teaching them; this was especially true when Jesus used parables to teach.
In other words, the disciples often didn’t know where God was leading them or why. Yet, as Jesus points out in the Scriptures, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” John 10:27-28 (NLT)
The disciples may have lacked understanding, but they compensated with a willingness to trust Jesus.
Therefore, I’m asking us all to think if there is a situation in our lives where we might need to trust more than understand—just as is the case with my son’s anxiety about college. In these situations, let us cling to the words of one of my favorite Scriptures, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart…and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
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So today, remember that trusting outweighs understanding.