When you don’t know what’s going on – whether it’s health, a relationship, your job – don’t focus on what you don’t know. Focus on what you DO know. Here’s five suggestions:
- God is good. Psalms 119:68 “You (God) are good and do good.”
- God is powerful. Jeremiah 32:17 “You (God) have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You!”
- God is there. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
- God has a plan for you. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What can you add to the list?
If you say ‘I can’t go anywhere or do anything until I know where I am going,’ you’re not going to get anywhere. Have Faith. Trust. Have Hope. Focus on what you know.
I heard this on the radio as I waited to pick up my daughter. I really, really, REALLY want to give credit to the minister and broadcast where I heard this but I didn’t catch the minister’s name or the name of the program so my apologies for not giving proper credit. If someone knows, I will absolutely give credit! ~ Stephen
On the radio, the news reporters shared that Disney is replacing the Tower of Terror. My daughter immediately started passionately declaring that Disney should make sure that whatever they replace the Tower with had better be better than the Tower. Otherwise, what’s the purpose of breaking down the Tower taking away an attraction Disney fans have grown to love!?
I asked her who was doing this project. She replied Disney. I then asked her if she had ever known Disney to do something bad. She replied no. “Then why would you doubt that what Disney is doing – even thought you can’t see what they’re doing – is not going to be awesome!?”
God is good. Abundantly good! “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.” Psalm 31:19 And everything he creates is good. (1 Timothy 4:4) so then when things don’t go our way, when things break down, when we can’t see what tomorrow brings, when we can’t see what will be come of our present situation, why would we doubt that what God is doing – even though we can’t see what he is doing – is not going to be awesome!?
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28