There’s this angst that curls up in my chest anytime I desire to badly know something the Lord has not revealed to me and I fear the result may not be the one I desire. Who will I marry? Will this workout? Will telling the truth make them hate me? How do I know this is the right choice? Are they really my friends? I can’t believe I did that. What do they think of me now? Am I worthy? Will things ever work out? Am I the right person for this? Am I walking down the path you desire? What am I doing with my life?
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” –Deuteronomy 29:29
But then I remembered this scripture in Deuteronomy 29:29. God hasn’t promised to give me all the answers. Then I read my commentary which stated, ” There are some secrets God has chosen not to reveal to us, possibly [because] our finite minds cannot fully understand the infinite aspects of God’s nature and the universe…some things are unnecessary for us to know until we are more mature…God is infinite and all-knowing, and we do not have the capacity to know everything he does. This verse shows that although God has not told us everything there is to know about obeying him, he has told us enough. Thus disobedience comes from an act of the will, not a lack of knowledge.”
This then prompted me to read back to the start of chapter 29 and it was crazy what I found! Verses 5-6 say, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet. You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the Lord your God.”
Question time: Where did He take them? Correct! Through the wilderness! What did He do? Care for them every step of the way. Why did He do it? Yes! So that they may know He is the Lord!
What is your wilderness? Don’t you just wish you knew the other side of it? I know I do. But if God hasn’t revealed it, it’s so that you may know Him more. I bet you don’t even see how He is taking care of you at this moment. The Israelites didn’t. But rest assured, you’re in His hands.
You don’t have to know every step of the way or all the answers. You just have to do that which you do know. Don’t fret. That’s not of the Lord.
Let’s pray: Lord, Jesus, I pray for everyone who reads these words that they may find comfort in Your Word. In your Truth. In their situation give them the strength to do what they know to do without giving into fear about that which they do not. Increase their faith to know that you go before them and behind them. You take care of them and your plan is ultimately good! May the rest in you. Lay every burden and care on you because you care for them. Make us more aware of all you are. In Jesus name, AMEN!