Trusting God When You Don’t Understand

We all have days where it feels like nothing goes our way. We get discouraged and wonder is it worth it. Why should I walk in faith if this is gonna be the result? Why should I continue to be nice to person X when they don’t appreciate my efforts, why should I go to church when bad things are still happening, why should I keep praying when I haven’t received an answer and it’s been forever. why doesn’t God understand??

The question why clouds the mind of every Christian. We begin to doubt God because we don’t understand. A simple truth I learned is that sometimes God shows his will, but doesn’t reveal his timing. Sometimes he gives us instruction and waits for us to obey before revealing the next steps. It’s normal and expected for us to not understand God’s way because the bible says His ways and thoughts are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9) Our job is remember that no matter the season or the circumstance, God is still God and he is still in control.

The next time you don’t understand: Reflect on these two scriptures. “All things Work together for the Good of those who love God” (Romans 8:28) and Colossians 1:17 which says “God is before all things and In Him, all things hold together”. How comforting is it to know that our God is making everything whether positive or negative on the surface work for our good and he is in complete control. Meditate on these promises and speak them over yourself when you’re asking why or you’re feeling doubtful. Trust God when you don’t understand because He loves you and He is For you!

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