"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."
- Proverbs 3:5,6
Most of us hate not understanding something. To most people, it's very frustrating to not truly grasp all the reasons why or how something in our lives happens the way it does. Whether it's getting a flat tire, losing our job, our kids getting sick, or even the passing of a loved one, we seem to have a need for fuller understanding of why things happen.
However, life rarely rewards us with this satisfying gift. Most of the time, though we understand a portion of the cause, we are usually still in the dark about minute details of why something happened, and specific answers as to the ultimate purpose of it all. Usually, we learn to live with this partial understanding, knowing that it's the best we'll ever have as limited finite human beings.
But isn't it interesting how when it comes to God, we somehow have a different expectation? Many people demand from God a "full explanation" of certain events, especially if they involve tragedy or suffering. We seem to think that we're entitled to it, or proudly think that we'll be able to comprehend the answer with all of its complexities. We would do good to remember the words of the LORD in Isaiah 55:8,9
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
Maybe thus is how the slogan originated "Let go, and let God!" The words of Deuteronomy 29:29 seem applicable here, and have helped many perplexed Christians make it thru an otherwise unbearable, situation:
"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us.."
Many times in life there comes a time when we just need to decide to let things go. There are times we simply don't fully understand what's happening around us. We may not know exactly what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future! We may not know all the answers, but we know One who has the answers (Read Colossians 2:3) and Who is Himself the Answer (Read John 14:6; Colossians 1:16).
If thus is how you feel today, perhaps it's time for you to once again trust yourself into the hands if the One who created you, died to save you, and walks with you now, though you may not know all you wish to. The prophet Habakkuk did this very thing:
"Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills." - Habakkuk 3:17-19
You don't know the future, but trust in the One who does! You don't have the answers, but trust Him who is the Answer! By Gods grace, and in faith, "let go, and let God!" (Read 1 Peter 5:6-11)