Do not fear My will, for through it I accomplish what is best for you. Take a deep breath, and dive into the depths of absolute trust in Me.
Although I often pray for Your will to be done, at times I’m fearful of what this may involve. I know that Your will sometimes includes pain. When I’m hurting — physically, emotionally, spiritually — I search for ways to relieve or escape my pain. This easily becomes my focus, as I obsess about how to solve my problems. Help me really believe that Your way is perfect.
This is a good request, but the answer will not be easy. It is natural that you want to minimize pain. However, natural responses are often not the best. In My Word I continually call you to transcendent living: going beyond what is natural to what is supernatural. My will is far deeper than your understanding. Though My ways may entail sacrifice and pain, I accomplish through them not just what is good for you — but what is best.
Beneath the surface of this life — completely beyond your awareness — there are countless interconnections of people and events. Things that appear senseless to you make perfect sense when you can view the total picture. Occasionally I may give My followers glimpses of the big picture, to strengthen and encourage them.
Generally, though, I call My people to live by faith, not by sight. Sometimes that will be frightening: like diving into water so deep that it seems bottomless. You need utter trust in Me to push through your fear into those unknown depths. After diving in, though, your buoyant body will gradually rise to the surface. You keep swimming till you’re exhausted. When you can go on no longer, you begin to sink. However, just before your head goes under, your feet touch something solid! You realize My hands are beneath your feet.
I am your Refuge and dwelling place; underneath are the everlasting arms.
As for God, His way is perfect… He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him. — 2 Samuel 22:31 (NIV)
The path we walk is charted by faith, not by what we can see with our eyes. — 2 Corinthians 5:7 (The Voice)
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. — Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV)
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We all try to understand inscrutable circumstances. We all try to fix our problems. And we all try to minimize pain sometimes forgetting that the Lord is doing a good work within us through suffering and hardship. Are you in a trial right now that is seemingly stretching your ability to walk by faith and not by sight? Take a few moments to rest in the everlasting arms of God and thank Him that His ways are perfect. Please leave a comment on our blog. We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily