1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT) Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
While we live on this earth, we are not going to know the answer to every question. When we think we do, it is kind of arrogant on our part. God is the only One who knows it all. In this life, we walk by faith and not by sight. We put our trust in Him, believing that He will show us things we need to know, because He knows what is best for us.
Faith is a big word, and a big step, for so many of us that like to know everything in advance. It is saying, “Father, I know that you have my best interest in mind, and that everything is going to work out for my good because You love me.”
In this verse, it shows us that things can be cloudy at times, and that we might not get the full understanding of all that is going on, but one day we will see all that happened in this life, and have perfect clarity of why certain things went the way they did.
So you might ask, “What do I do now?” I have found that the best thing to do is pray and trust God for the rest. That does not mean I do not keep moving forward. In fact, I keep doing things that I believe are His will for me. I take steps of faith, and if I miss it (which we all will at times) I dust myself off and continue on. It is like a car. It is so much easier to steer it when we start it and put it in drive. We can sit around and say, “Well, I hope I get somewhere someday,” and yet go nowhere. Or, we can put our lives in His hands, and believe that our steps are ordered by the Lord.
So do not get discouraged when things do not go your way, or end up the way you thought they should. Put your trust in Him, and when we stand before Him on that day, He will reveal many things to us and we will say, “Oh, I am so glad you did it that way, Lord!”
CONFESSION: I put my trust in God today, knowing that He has my best interest in mind, and that all things will work out for my good, because I love the Lord.
Today's Bible Reading
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1 Chronicles 11 - 12:18