So that you, together with all God’s people, may have the power to understand how broad and long, how high and deep, is Christ’s love. (GNT)
Are you asking God for the answers to all problems?
Experience is an excellent teacher. You learn from what you go through.
Ephesians 3:19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
There may even be times when you may think you know what is going to happen based on something that happened in the past. It’s called being pragmatic. It is a helpful characteristic to have. However, with all of your experience, training, and education, you still don’t have the entire picture. Though you may be able to discern your situation, there are still pieces of the puzzle you don’t have.
1 Corinthians 13:9-10 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect). 10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded). (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition AMPC)
When you worship, you acknowledge the will, purpose, and plan of God. Worship shows God you recognize He is the only One who knows what to do.
2 Chronicles 20:17 But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out there tomorrow, for the LORD is with you! (New Living Translation)
Don’t fall into the devil’s trap of categorizing problems as small, medium, and large. If you do, you may think you can solve the “small problems” where the solution seems simple by yourself. Submit all of them to Him and don’t take a step until you make sure you acknowledge God.
James 1:5 If you don’t have all the wisdom needed for this journey, then all you have to do is ask God for it; and God will grant all that you need. He gives lavishly and never scolds you for asking. (The Voice TVT)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I think a lot. I dissect and I analyze things. I study and I research. I draw on my experiences. Even in my diligence, I know I cannot reach the conclusions You want. I repent for thinking that I could. I repent for only seeking You first when I thought I could not handle it on my own. I’m reminded of the passage of Scripture where Paul says he counts everything he has gained as dung. He only wants to know You. I have also learned that nothing I’ve ever accomplished or knowledge I’ve gained, no training or experience, matters at all. There is no way I can fix a problem because I don’t have all the pieces. There will always be something I will miss, I will overlook, or I wouldn’t even take into consideration. Now I have peace because I don’t have to fix anything. I can just come to You. You will help me understand or instruct me to wait on You. I will allow You to bring all the pieces together at the appointed time. I’m grateful because I trust You. I can take my hands out of the mix…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.