As we all know, sometimes in life, the future can be clouded and uncertain and we can’t plan or we’re unsure about what might be coming. In those times, what do you do? If you’re like me when you have a decision to make about your future, and you hear someone say, “Don’t worry, God has a plan” it just goes in one ear and right out the other. Deep down, I know he has a plan for me, but do I really believe it? It’s not an easy thing for me to do to give up control. I’m sure there are examples in your life where you had a tough decision to make, the future maybe was unclear, or something turned out differently than you thought it would and it turned out to be OK.
A devotional by Jon Walker that my wife and I are reading said, “Even if we don’t understand God’s plan, we need to respond to his direction. God wants you to decide in advance, trusting him and believing that his will is the best plan for your life.”
Easier said than done, right? How easy is it to have a big decision in front of you, and give it to God? Or when something confusing comes up and we don’t understand how this fits into God’s plan. How easy is it to give it to God then? It’s a battle.Peter was in constant battle with Jesus over what to do, but he also knew that there was no one else to trust but God.
John 6: 68-69: “Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Are we able to be like Peter? Or will we get into a battle of wills with God and say, “Show me what it will look like God, and then I’ll decide.” Are we willing to say, “Ok God, I don’t know what to do here with this decision I need to make, but I’m going to give it to you and trust in you. It’s one thing to say it, it’s another thing to belief it and actually live it.”
God uses all kinds of events in our lives, even painful ones, to create a brighter future for us.