Book: Proverbs 20
“The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?”
Each day, each situation, and each challenge, we have to rely on the fact that God is in control. Have you ever asked God, “Why is this happening to me?” and not received an immediate answer? That might be the wrong question to ask Him. Often behind this question we are saying, “I don’t like this situation and I want out.” There are times when we are directed by God to walk through situations that do not make sense to us. They are uncomfortable, difficult and we don’t have a ready solution. What we need to do is ask the Lord to be our guide and not try to figure it out on our own.
I remember being thrown into a situation that was very difficult and without an immediate obvious solution. I was not expecting it nor was I prepared for it. In many ways I felt I was blindsided. It seemed the more I tried to resolve it the worse it would get. Soon I could not see more than the next step forward and even that I questioned. I wanted out of the situation. I wanted to go back to how it had been. I didn’t know what God was up to. All I could do was take the situation to God on a daily basis (for many, many days) and rely on His promise that He would direct my steps. The situation eventually passed. As I looked back I could see how He protected me, taught me, and provided for me. In fact, because I went through that situation, God opened up new opportunities of ministry I could not have imagined before. Probably if I had known and understood every part of the journey I would not have made it (I might still be working on those same old lessons He was teaching me). I am now so grateful what He kept from me, as He new what was best.
If you are going through challenging times and do not understand all the “Why’s” keep close to your King as He has everything in control. Talk to Him and commit yourself, the situation and your future to Him. Tell Him that He is your guide and you are ready to listen to Him and obey through each step, each day and the rest of your life. It’s worth it!