I have found that when I lose sight of Gods character, I can begin to place God into my understanding of who I want God to be… I want him to help me the way I think I should be helped. I want him to answer my prayers the way I think they should answered. Then I doubt Gods love and care when I don’t see the answers I want.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your understanding, seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.”
My understanding is limited…God’s is infinite
He see’s the whole picture …I only see parts of the picture
He is God …I am not
When I am struggling to see God’s goodness and doubt begins to encroach upon my mind I ask myself…
Am I seeking God with an open heart?
Am I looking for God’s answers or only for the ones I want to hear?
Am I trusting His love and Sovereignty over my life?
We can only see part of the picture God is painting. If we are to truly trust God we have to let go of our pride, hold loosely to our plans and expectations. We need to see God for who he is. His thoughts are far greater than ours, His leading beyond our ability to plan and His love extending beyond our today.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”