So yesterday we talked about surrendering it all to the Lord. So what happens next?
When you have told God and yourself, okay I’m going to trust You Lord, I’ll let you take the lead, take the wheel, take control of it all. What happens then?
Sometimes, yes it’s extremely smooth sailing but other times, there are questions, there are doubts, there is frustration, annoyance, tears, hurt, all sorts of feelings and emotions.
Sometimes even when you’ve handed it over to the Lord, you still won’t always get all of the answers but that is where trust comes in.
The thing about faith and trusting in God is that it’s not something that can truly be explained. It’s an experience that comes when you decide to trust in the Lord and believe that He is who He says He is and will fulfil that which He set out to fulfil. It’s something that grows the more you know Him.
Sometimes in the unknown, it can just feel so… unknown. Your feelings are displaced, you may think God I am seeking You, serving You, waiting on You, trusting in You and yet I still don’t know what is going on in my life.
On this walk of faith, there are going to be tears, there are going to be questions that you won’t get the answers to on this side of eternity, there are going to be things that you hoped would happen that don’t necessarily come to pass how you wanted them to, but even with all of that, the goodness, mercy, faithfulness and love of God still remains and He still makes all thing work out for good for His own. (Romans 8:28, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Lamentations 3:22-28)
Psalm 23:4 tells us that when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we have no need to fear because The Lord who is our Shepherd is with us. At times when I read that Psalm, I even say to myself, when I walk through the valley of fear, insecurity, anxiety, doubt, I substitute whatever it is I may be feeling and tell myself that irrespective of this, God is still with me.
It can be hard to be courageous in a season where you are just not sure what is going on. Your flesh and emotions say one thing and your faith says another but that is the courageous decision that you have to make. Will you remain faithful even during the unknown?