(Numbers 9:19-23a, NIV)
In trying to follow God's will for my life, I have found that He has sometimes led me places I don't entirely love. I have remained at jobs for longer than I wanted because that was how God was providing for my family during those days. I have delayed from doing things I felt I should do because there was no way for it to happen, and then one day, God made a way. God's timing doesn't always make sense. Why did the Israelites camp some places only one night and camp other places for longer periods of time?
Ultimately, it doesn't really matter why. It's not too different from young children who bombard their parents with "but whyyyyyyy?"
God's "because" doesn't give me the warm fuzzy feeling I want from my faith, but I don't recall reading about warm fuzzies in scripture.
And in Numbers 9, we see the mysterious nature of God. The God who sometimes settles His Spirit and sometimes lifts it up. It is our job to keep watching. And to follow.
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Great post! I love how you were able to tie in Scripture with the prompt. How hard it is to wait on the Lord, or to move with the Lord!ReplyDelete
I agree, it is hard to wait on God's timing, especially when we don't understand what he is doing, but we are called to follow.ReplyDelete
it is true that God doesn't answer our questions at times, but I am so grateful that He always works things out for our good and His glory (romans 8:28) and He is fully trustworthy. xoReplyDelete
Why this is, I wish I knew,ReplyDelete
for cancer hurts past rhyme and reason,
neck tumours are turning blue
in their growing season.
Why this is, don't comprehend,
but it sure really is,
and I don't want my life to end,
not with this hard pop quiz
that asks a question, simply put,
"Have you faith here to believe?
You have words, but in your gut
is there gumption to receive
the Garden's silent night-time answer
for the Cross, and for your cancer?"
a different - but much needed - lesson in trust and obedience. I need to learn to trust more and whine less.ReplyDelete
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