God Knows Best!

God Knows Best!

Proverbs 3:5-6(NKJV) - Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Do you trust God? Before you say a religious "yes" just think about it. Trust comes from your heart. What you know definitely feeds into it but in the end, how you feel in your heart is what matters. You may know that God can be trusted but is your mental position supported by your heart? Can you say with complete confidence that you trust The Lord with all of your heart? That's the issue we need to address today because until you fully trust God, He can't direct your path.

Yesterday, we kicked off a new blog mini-series with "Embrace The Process!" Several people indicated that it was The Word of The Lord for their lives and for that He gets all the glory. While sitting through a meeting yesterday I thought about today's blog. God spoke to me and said to write, "God knows best!" Perhaps, you need a reminder of that because if you can just believe it, you would be willing to trust Him.

There are two major reasons why we would trust anyone. The first is that the person has our best interest at heart and the second is that the person knows what he/ she is doing. When you know someone really cares about you, it's easy to trust that person because at the very least you know the person would not do anything to intentionally harm you. In the same way, you know that God loves you so if He does anything or asks you to do anything you can trust Him. You can be sure that if it comes from God it's only for your good. Yet that's not all. You also need to believe that God knows what's best for you. Hence, you can trust Him not only does He care for you but He knows what He's doing.

2 Samuel 22:31(NKJV) - As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

God's way is perfect and His Word is proven. He doesn't make mistakes and His track record is unblemished. There's nothing else He needs to do to prove to any of us that He deserves to be trusted. In fact, He is a shield offering protection to whoever chooses to trust Him. Are you one of those people? Again, think carefully before you respond and be completely honest. Do you think that God needs to do something to earn your trust? Absolutely not! If He doesn't have it already He is not to blame.

So what does trust really look like? In the context of our relationship with God, it looks like obedience and patience. Obedience when we trust His instructions and patience when we trust His actions. As we learned yesterday in Hebrews 10:36, those two go together. After you have completed your obedience you still have to be patient as God brings to fruition His promise. Your trust in God is demonstrated in your obedience and patience throughout the process.

Isaiah 46:9-10(NLT) - Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.

What has God done in the past for you? Try to remember some of those testimonies. Has He not come through for you before? He alone is God. He deserves your trust and rightfully so. All that He says now is from the vantage point of the future so you can trust anything He says. He knows what's coming so He prepares you now with wisdom to make the most of a good situation or avoid a bad one. Regardless of what you choose to do, He will eventually do whatever He wants. Yet, it's His heart's desire for us to be participants in His Will being done on earth as it is in heaven.

This should give you comfort. It does for me. When I am assured that I have followed God's instructions I know that my future is secure. If He tells me to do something He already knows why and has played out all the options in His head. By His very nature, His instructions are the best options available. For instance, in 2 Corinthians 6:14, Apostle Paul says don't be unequally yolked with unbelievers. God knows that if you do so, there is pain coming in your future. He tells you now so that you would avoid it. On the other hand, disobedience puts you on a collision course with disaster. Don't let it happen.

1 John 5:3(NKJV) -"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."

It's not a burden to obey God so why not just do it. God knows best!

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