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.
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?
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