Sunday, April 3, 2011

Father Knows Best

Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

I was listening to Joseph Prince today, and he reminded the congregation of this Scripture.

And it made me think.

Pleasing God.....

Hmmm.....

But doesn't He just....LOVE ME??

I thought on that for a bit and this is what I came up with.

When you are close to someone, like your husband, your mom, your sister, your best friend, you expect them to trust you when you share something important, to understand your point of view, to believe that your heart & intentions are honorable, etc.

But when your words, heart, or motives are misunderstood or mistrusted, you feel hurt.

So trust is like faith, right?

We please God when we have faith because we are saying, "I trust you. I trust your plans for me. I trust this journey that you have me on. I trust that you are in this with me for the long haul."

So when doubt creeps its ugly head in, we find ourselves rejecting the very one who gave up everything, literally everything, for us.

This past year, trusting in God has been HARD-er for me. I am a "why" girl and those whys have only become more and more incessant.

~Why are all these earthquakes happening, including the one in Haiti?
~Why did my parents have to go through that after all of their commitment to the Lord all these years?
~Why has this physical unknown in my body become a reality that I must face?
~Why have Arno & I struggled to get pregnant?
~Why are we in this hiatus period from full time ministry?

Why? Why? Why?

I don't have the answers for all of the above questions, but this verse and these thoughts reminded me again of how faith and trust in Him and HIM ALONE are the ONLY way to go.

And I get it. He is pleased when I put my hope and trust in Him because it means that I am surrendering MY will, MY way, MY agenda to Him.

And Father really does know best.....

....at least THE Father. *wink*


5 comments:

bahava said... Best Blogger Tips

mmhmmm surrender and breaking precede trust. that's what i'm finding out. and it is HARD. i'm right there with you on asking lots and lots of why's and just wanting some understanding. i know He knows best and my heart loves and believes Him but I have a hard time trusting Him...they separate for me. so i'm still asking Him to teach me how to trust Him again.

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

I struggle with completely surrendering and trusting that THE Father really knows best. I hear it, believe it, but sometimes can't stick it in my heart to stay before doubt sets in. Why?Why?Why? Such a common question from me too !
Thanks for sharing your faith journey and reflections on NOBH!

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@bahava
I agree. Trust and love seem separate for me too...I noticed that even with Arno....and have had to work on as well as examine WHY I find it difficult to just let go and trust. "He's still working on me...."

@Tracy
Yeah! I wonder if it is a "girl" thing or a "writer" thing since in this blogging world we all seem to "understand" that fact about each other. Tough stuff, but just believing that His love for me makes it all worth it!

bahava said... Best Blogger Tips

mmhmmm surrender and breaking precede trust. that's what i'm finding out. and it is HARD. i'm right there with you on asking lots and lots of why's and just wanting some understanding. i know He knows best and my heart loves and believes Him but I have a hard time trusting Him...they separate for me. so i'm still asking Him to teach me how to trust Him again.

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

I struggle with completely surrendering and trusting that THE Father really knows best. I hear it, believe it, but sometimes can't stick it in my heart to stay before doubt sets in. Why?Why?Why? Such a common question from me too !
Thanks for sharing your faith journey and reflections on NOBH!

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