In last week’s blog Don’t Miss the Moments: A Passage Study on Matthew 5:1, we learned that the events that led up
to that particular moment in Jesus’ life and ministry brought forth its meaning, understanding, importance and purpose.
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The uncertainties and unknowns of life leave me perplexed and puzzled almost daily. I have often thought that the path would be easier to navigate if God would just tell me exactly what he wants me to do and how that situation would play out.
For example, wouldn’t it be nice if we were given a play-by-play, of every day? We could plan and prepare our reactions and responses. If this were the case, would doubt, confusion and frustration even have a place? There are more than a few dilemmas with this way of hypothetical thinking.
If we assume that a revelation of events would make life less challenging, we would most definitely be wrong. Because whether the road is paved and lit all along the way or rocky with only darkness and potholes, the two still have a common factor –They are both going somewhere. Easy doesn’t mean right and difficult doesn’t mean wrong and equally vice versa. The most important thing on any road regardless of the circumstances is that our faith, hope, strength, and trust are planted firmly in the sovereignty of God.
Maybe you are confused and frustrated with the direction your life is heading. Are you tired and weary from the barrage of unexpected disappointments? Has your lack of patience and the endless waiting left you feeling defeated?
The Bible offers us consistent reminders that while we may not have the complete picture, God's ways are higher, and His plans are good. Trusting in Him, even when we don't understand, leads us toward a future filled with hope and purpose.
I pray that these verses remind you today that God is purposely weaving together the moments of your life and orchestrating something that we couldn’t imagine, even if he told us –for our good and His Glory.
So, when Life makes absolutely no sense, be reminded that…
GOD IS FAITHFUL ON HIS PROMISES
God’s Word and promises never change. They are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Whether we are celebrating ongoing victories or trekking through the pains of continuous disappointment and endless waiting, we can trust that God is faithful and in all of life’s moments, we can trust Him regardless.
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful."
"For the word of the Lord is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness."
"So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
FAITH MEANS THAT WE TRUST EVEN WHEN WE DON'T UNDERSTAND
Our Faith is God is not dependent upon our understanding of God’s ways and plans. God is Holy and Righteous, and it is only through our Faith and trust in Him that we are made righteous.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding."
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
AS YOU WAIT, ABIDE IN HIM
One of the hardest things to do is wait and truthfully that seems to be a consistency for most people. I’m certain that we would all agree that we want and expect instant gratification. Instead of waiting on the Lord, we jump into action and attempt to “fix it” ourselves. But this is not God’s plan, and it doesn’t display our faith in Him. Instead, as followers of Jesus we should rest and abide in Him, seek Him, and trust that because of our connection to Him, the fruit of righteousness begins to grow.
"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
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