Pray. Then let it go. Don’t try and manipulate or force the outcome. Just trust God to open the right doors at the right time.Unknown
The first thing you need to know about trusting God is that you are not to depend on your own understanding of the situation, nor of God. Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) says ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.”
First, admit that you do not see all the angles of your situation. You can not guess accurately what every person involved will say or do. You do not know what changes lay ahead in the moments, hours, days or weeks to come. You do not understand all these perspectives, so how in the world could you depend on any little knowledge that you do have –when there is so much unknown.
Next I say, do not depend on your own understanding of God, for the Bible quotes God as saying “my thoughts are nothing like your thoughts’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT.
So, now that we see we have such limited knowledge, it could barely be called “understanding”. Let’s turn our focus back to trusting God rather than trying to force our desires to work out.
Everyone believes that what they want is the best in any situation. If you didn’t believe this you’d come up with a different desired outcome. We all want the best to happen. What we should do, if we want the very best, is to put the situation in God’s hands and leave it there. Proverbs 3:16 NLT: “seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
God can keep you calm in the midst of a storm. Isaiah 26:3 NLT “You will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in you, all those whose thoughts are fixed on you.” God doesn’t promise us our desired outcome all the times. But He does guarantee us perfect peace in the storm as long as we keep our minds and hearts centered on Him.
Until Next Time~ Blessings, Kate