Trusting God When there are No Answers


Twice last week I felt convicted to do something that was uncomfortable for me. When that happened I knew I needed to move out of my comfort zone and act. It seemed likely that the Holy Spirit was the one nudging me since the situations involved reaching out to a friend and sharing my faith.

Even though I was scared and felt a lot of uncertainty, I knew what trusting Jesus in those circumstances looked like. I was still in control. I could choose to act or not.

This week I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. I’ve become aware of a number of situations that are way bigger than me. There is nothing I can do to resolve them, but there may be small ways that I can help. I’ve been asking God what I should do and I’ve received no clear answers.

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What does trusting Jesus look like when there is no clear direction? I suspect this is probably the situation most of the time for most people. I’ve been reminding myself a lot this week about this often quoted verse from the Bible:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Even though I have no answers from God I know He is in control of all circumstances and I know He works all things for my good. God is in control, not me. God is not waiting for me to figure out what He wants. If I deceive myself and mistake my own will for God’s direction, God’s purposes are not thwarted.

So for now I will wait and pray and keep striving to surrender my desire for answers and put my trust in Jesus.

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