Do you like to have all the answers? Who doesn’t, right? But the truth is that even with all of our knowledge we know very little. Do you find this frustrating? Sometimes it would be nice if God would whisper in our ear Marry this person, Pursue this degree, or Take this job! At some point, however, we must see our desire to have all the answers as an attempt to be our own god. Instead of giving us all of life’s answers, our gracious heavenly Father calls us instead to trust Him.

Clarity Versus Trust

The apostle Paul wrote, ‘We live by faith not by sight, we make it our goal to please (the Lord), whether we are at home in the body or away from it‘ (2 Corinthians 5:7,9).

And the author of Hebrews continues this idea: ‘Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see‘ (Hebrews 11:1).

When you find yourself grasping for answers in your life, look to the person and promises of Christ. We are called to trust him. Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” Trust that though you do not have the answers, your good, loving, wise Father does.

– Steve Arterburn

Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right. – Norman Macleod