“Trust in the LORD with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.”
Have you ever wondered what is going on in your life; what exactly is happening? Why do so many bad things happen, even when you do good? Many are asking the same thing. What is going on in this world? Everything seems so evil and it feels like there is no escape from any of it.
Even the economy is shaky at best, food and crops aren’t promised as too much rain this year led to many damaged crops, and there are so many diseases and sicknesses plaguing people everywhere. Where is the escape?
God is the perfect escape route for all of this. Although you can’t see what’s going on and why all these things are happening, God can. God can see ahead, past the storms of life, and He can see which path is best for you. But if you don’t put your trust in the Lord’s hands, how can you be sure that you will be on the right path?
When you try to go through this life on your own, that is, apart from God, you are left to figure out what choices to make, and what paths to go down. The issue with this is, you are also left with the consequences and dangers that follow. I’m not saying that following God will never result in a hardship or that you will never face another storm again in your life; I’m saying that if you follow God, He will show you the right steps to take that keep you in His Will for your life.
Walking with God and seeking His direction is the way to making better choices. Waiting patiently, surrendered fully to the Lord will lead to living in His rest and His peace that is beyond understanding. Even in the harshest of environments and situations, God’s children can live at peace and enjoy rest in the Lord. Can you imagine going through the worst storm of your life, one where the next wave can literally capsize you and leave you drowning, all while being at perfect rest? This is what Jesus can do for you.