Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. — Proverbs 3:5
There will always be secrets and motives of God that lie beyond our grasp. God knows everything; we do not. Only in Heaven will we understand God’s ways more fully. As Paul said, “Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known” (1 Corinthians 13:12). But based upon what we do know about God’s character, demonstrated supremely in the cross, we can trust that God is doing what is best for us. God says in His Word, “I know the plans I have for you . . . plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
As Corrie ten Boom once explained, “Picture a piece of embroidery placed between you and God, with the right side up toward God. Man sees the loose, frayed ends; but God sees the pattern.”
God is in control. Whatever comes into our lives, we can confidently say, “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).