This week’s verse is one that I actually have memorized. But I have been thinking about it so much for the last week, reciting it in my mind and clinging to the promise that it is, I figured it needed to shared.
The last couple of week’s have been an intense lesson in trusting that the Lord has a much better, bigger, and clearer idea of where He’s taking us and what He’s doing in the midst of ever-changing circumstances.
As a self-proclaimed control freak, I discovered recently that it’s not that I need control as much as I need consistency. I don’t mind being told “You will go here,” or “You will do this.”
What I don’t handle well is “We’re sending you here… no. Wait. Change of plan.”
What’s ironic, is that I am actually a pretty indecisive person myself. I like being told what to do, so long as I am equipped to do it. I’m task oriented. I love making lists and checking them off. But it’s hard to complete a task or comply with a command if that task or command is in a constant state of flux.
All that to say, the need to trust that God is in control is all the more necessary when it feels like we have been stripped of the ability to be in control of our own life. That’s the thing about the military that kind of backfires: The Pilot is not really in control of where he goes, when he goes, or how long he’s there. And if he’s not in control, than I am really really not in control.
So for all you other control freaks out there, here’s what scripture tell us to do:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Be not side in your own eyes, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Prov. 3:5-8