“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Like all baseball couples, my husband and I have faced some big decisions in our lives. The kind that seem to have no right answer. The kind that won't let your mind rest, seem to constantly throw another "curve ball" at you; the kind that wear you out by keeping you awake night after night. I dread the times when our lives come to a fork in the road with no clear-cut path that seems to jump out at us.
It seems obvious that these would be important times to rely on God and lay my struggles at his throne. And I have again and again. But for some reason, after pouring my heart out in reverent prayer to the Lord, pleading for His wisdom and understanding, and determining that I will seek His will and trust Him for the answers, I promptly pick up my burdens and haul them off with me. At times I just can't seem to let go and leave them there.
I KNOW only God has the answers, and I KNOW He will not fail me, yet I often continue to seek the answers within my own self and surroundings instead of waiting patiently for His answer. The funny thing is, just when I think that I've determined which path we should take, God throws up another roadblock, calling me back to Him, shifting my focus to His will instead of my own.
When I turn to God's Word, I find many examples of people who were faced with seemingly impossible decisions and the ways God brought them through these difficult times, showing them the right way to go. It is so encouraging to know that my situation is not unique, and that God will always show me His will in His perfect time.
In those moments when I don't know where God is leading my family, I do know that I can find peace in His sovereignty, and comfort knowing He wants only the best for us. When I stand firmly on His truths, more sleep-filled nights will soon follow!
Prayer: Lord God almighty, how grateful I am to know that my future is in your loving hands. When I face the unknown, please guard my heart and mind from worry, and help me to trust you completely – each day.
Suggested Reading: Proverbs 16:1-9