Always Guessing?

Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Isaiah 26:4

I don't know about you but I struggle to pass up a good game of pictionary or taboo or charades. All three involve frantic guessing and the anticipation of the unknown. A lot of the time in my life I feel like I am trying to guess what will happen next, which I don't enjoy so much. There is a lot about my life I have absolutely no idea about. I spend so much time trying to guess that I forget God has a plan.

The life of Moses is recorded in the Bible beginning in the book of Exodus. There are plenty of times Moses was left guessing what would happen next. A couple of examples:

- God told Moses he was going to be the one that God would use to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery; Moses had no idea how that was going to happen.

- Even when Moses knew the Israelites were going to leave where would they go? How would they survive finding food and water?

There are many other times - read it for yourself!

Just like the Israelites and Moses, we can have so many questions. What or when is this going to happen? How am I getting out of this situation? The only person in the entire universe that knows the answer is God. He told Moses how to lead the Israelites and gave him Aaron to help speak with Pharaoh. Just as God said, the Israelites were delivered from slavery in Egypt. God led them to the desert and there He provided manna for food. God knows the unknown. A verse often turned to when we're unsure of what direction our life is going is this:

'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'

Jeremiah 29:11

God's plan for you is good, it's not going to be a disaster! Let that sink in...

God was talking to the Israelites, His people, when He gave this promise. If you are a Christian you belong to God so this promise is for you too. If you aren't a Christian you are not part of God's Kingdom. Maybe you still need to put your trust in God for the first time. For you to be able to claim this promise you need to trust that Jesus died for your sin on the cross and ask for forgiveness. Look at the next two verses as well:

'Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'

Jeremiah 29:12-13

Don't be afraid to talk to God about the questions you have, He wants you to be honest with Him. He will listen. Instead of trying to guess what will happen next trust in God's promise that He knows what will happen next. In fact it's not just that He knows what the plan is, He has made it the best plan; better than you can ever imagine. If Moses wanted to follow God, he had to trust Him. God wants you to trust Him.

So whatever it is you are trying to guess, give it over to God. He knows exactly what is going to happen, from what you will have for breakfast tomorrow to your career to who you marry. Trust that He has the perfect plan and the perfect timing.

If you or someone you know needs a reminder of this Bountiful Blessings has a bookmark. Plain and simple - Trust in God.

I wonder what would happen if we spent less time and energy on trying to guess and more on trusting God?

Life might seem a little more calm.



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