Without a Trace
Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Have you found yourself frustrated? Are you stressing trying to figure out how GOD is going to get you out of this mess you're in? Are you asking yourself, LORD why? Well, GOD is not moved by any questions we ask HIM. HE is not going to rain fire down from Heaven to consume you because you question HIM. However, I'd like to suggest that you stop trying to trace HIM?
Of course we seek the LORD, we want HIS presence in every one of our situations. We should daily be seeking to draw closer to HIM. However, HE has told us that our ways are not HIS ways, for HIS thoughts are higher than ours. So, then why are we attempting to figure out the what's and why's? I know, I know, I know. Sometimes, we just want answers. Sometimes it seems like all sides are closing in on us and we have no answer or way out within our own power. Yet, I suggest that this is the perfect place to be.
Yes, I do know personally what it's like to be surrounded on every side with what appears to be no way out. But what I also KNOW is that my GOD is faithful. What I KNOW with my whole soul, is that I belong to the One and Only true GOD. What I KNOW is that failure is impossible for HIM. What I KNOW is that I am on this earth to give HIM Glory, and HIM not showing up and delivering HIS child, does not bring HIM any glory. What I KNOW is that I am the apple of HIS eye. What I KNOW is that HE is a keeper of HIS word. What I KNOW is that HE knew I would be here in this very moment before I got here and that HE has made provisions for this very moment before the foundations of the earth. What I KNOW is that I could spend time trying to trace HIM and become frustrated because I cannot. Or I can keep my hands busy doing the work HE has called me to do and wait expectantly for HIM to do the work that only HE can do. I'm choosing the latter.