You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” Luke 1:45
This morning I am thinking about how much time I have wasted worrying about what is behind that next door. Those of you who have walked through devastating times understand this. We are a little gunshy when our world has been blown apart. Our world. Maybe that’s the problem. It is not my world. And the One Who made it is well able to keep it spinning around and to be with each one of us during our times of crisis or blessing. We just secretly wish that pain was no longer a possibility. Yet we say we believe, but what or who are we believing in? Just saying we believe does not mean we do.
My heart was pierced this morning as I considered this Scripture afresh. The proverbial fear of what shoe is going to drop next reveals my doubt of God’s grace being enough for whatever this life will bring. That future grace—will it be enough? I believe God is enough for the past and the present, but how about the future? This morning, I choose to look at that next door of mystery with joy and trust, releasing fear. I don’t know what God has planned, but He knows. And I certainly cannot control it. Trying to control life just fills me with fear. He is already there, outside time, redeeming every bit of whatever the future holds. I choose today to believe. Not just say I believe. I choose to believe in what I cannot see because I know His impeccable character. He is good. He is perfect. He is loving. And His ways are always good. He will do what He said He will do. He is our God. Only He can restore us when this fallen world lobs another curveball our direction. I believe. I choose to really believe that God is good and what He does is good and that His plans are good. ❤️ How about you? Choosing to believe comes with a blessing we could never fully contain. Go ahead. You can do it. And I will be praying for you!