It's Hard to Trust God When We Don't Understand
This week’s post is below.
But first I want you to know there was not a new post last week because I was preparing to teach a doctoral seminar last Thursday. It was an amazing day with a group of eleven pastors discussing the topic, Recovering a Theology of the Kingdom of God. If you are interested, let me know, and I may create some special posts on the subject. 🙂
Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
It's hard to trust God when we don't understand.
Why her? Why me? Why now?
These times are for confessing our child-ness.
We’re not orphans.
We're his beloved children. Not forgotten nor forsaken.
The cross proves this unequivocally.
Nevertheless, our Father sometimes asks us to trust him, even when we don't understand.
Like when an infant is taken to receive a vaccine for polio.
The injection hurts at the moment.
Although the child doesn’t understand why the pain must be endured, the child must simply trust that her parent is not punishing her or abandoning her.
Maybe that is all we can do today.
Simply trust that our Father’s ways are wise, good, and will lead us home.
Even when we don’t understand.
For further reading:
1 Peter 1:3-9