Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Answer

Lord, what am I supposed to be doing with my life?
What's the best way to parent my children?
How can I make better use of my time?
What does my friend need?
How will we pay for ___________ ?
How do I know You are pleased?
What specifically do You expect from me today?

Questions. So many questions. I'm persistent. I'm faithful. I believe He knows but He says nothing. I'm in the dark, taking each day as it comes.

Yet my lack of concrete answers keeps me searching. Would a solution make me complacent, give me security in myself? Would knowing hinder my faith journey? If I had the answers, would I find a reason to come before God?

I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?
~ C.S. Lewis ~

Somehow, in His presence, the questions are less urgent, the solution not as necessary. I may not know exactly what my kids need, but if I know HIM, He'll get me through. Seeking Him every morning will direct my days, my future. Not knowing where the money will come from sets me up for a miracle. Not understanding the needs of a friend ensures their name will be lifted to an Almighty God.

I waste time looking for specifics. Instead, I need to set my sights on THE Answer.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
Look full in His wonderful face
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
in the light of His glory and grace.

Sound simplistic? Sure. But what does faith hurt? The alternative is worry and anxiety. Which would you rather have?

To read more thoughts about this quote, visit our host, Jennifer at Ponderings of an Elect Exile.


Miriam Pauline said...

My friend, we are certainly on the same path today. Sometimes simplistic is best. Thanks for sharing.

Jaime Kubik said...

I needed to read this today! Thank you for your words!

Carol said...

Enjoyed your post, especially . . ."Seeking Him every morning will direct my days"

Marsha Young said...

"Which would we rather have?"

An excellent question! I'll take faith over frustration any day of the week and twice on Sundays. :)
Have a blessed day.

Jennifer said...

So true that often the lack of answers does keep us seeking Him when perhaps we otherwise wouldn't! Love that chorus...Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus...I used it in today's post as well. :)

Thanks so much for sharing today...and I am so sorry for getting the linky up late!! It's there now...please forgive me for the inconvenience!

Loni said...

Thanks so much for sharing. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" is a special song to me . . . it was sung at our stillborn daughter's funeral, and we wanted the focus to be on Him and that someday all this we are going thru WILL grow dim. I am thankful with you, that it will!