Faith in God’s Sovereignty –
Every now and then I’ll come to a crossroads in my life where I’m faced with a decision that no amount of wisdom or knowledge can resolve. The answer simply cannot be known because the future cannot be known.
If I haven’t already, it’s time to take it to God.
When we pray, we need to be sure to spend time listening. We need to be sure that we are hearing God’s voice. He will not ever go against His Word, the Bible. What He tells you will always be true; He won’t lie. We also need to be sure that we are not adding to what He says. (I tend to do that at times.)
If you currently are not sure if you are hearing God, over time, you will come to recognize His voice. Jesus said:
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
When I am in tune with God – actively listening for His direction, God will speak to me about what I need to do. The more critical the decision, the louder He speaks. Unfortunately, I don’t always embrace the answer with praise and thanksgiving.
Sometimes we struggle with what He tells us because we want what we want, and it’s easier to walk by sight – even if we can barely see our hand before our eyes – than to trust God.
I must admit, countless times my response has been tears as I started walking by faith down the road that God had provided for me. Tears may come from a lack of faith, but that is not always the case. Tears sometimes come because we don’t understand what God is doing. Tears come because we are asked to do something that is hard. Tears come because we must submit our will to His, and tears come because sometimes our relationships to others change with what is ahead for us.
Because God is sovereign, you can be confident when you have heard direction from Him that you are making the right decision. Often, you will see a confirmation of that as it plays out over time.
We want to do things our way, and then expect God to bless it. God rewards obedience. The most blessed life you can have is when you walk in His perfect will for you.
When you walk in His perfect will, it does not mean that things will always be sunny. It just means that it is the best that God has for you.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Have more confidence by realizing that God is sovereign. Make your decisions based on what God tells you to do, and you can be sure that is the best decision. Remember that God rewards obedience.
When you surrender and acknowledge that God knows best, even the tribulations have a certain sweetness to them because you will see God’s love and provision for you.