I read a statement recently that intrigued me. It said, When you can’t see His hand, trust His heart.
There will be times in life when you don’t see the hand of God, either because you’re not looking in the right place or because God has hidden His hand from you (that’s another blog!). And because you can’t see His hand you don’t understand His plan.
What do you do then?
If you are like many Christians your reaction can range from panic to doubt to complaining. Because you haven’t yet learned to trust. Trusting God when you can’t see what’s going on is not easy.
We want answers. We want full disclosure.
What we really want is to control our lives – to call the shots.
The reality is that we simply don’t trust God to do what’s best for our life. That’s a natural human reaction.
But it’s not the right reaction.
Have you ever had a friend that you were so close to that you trusted them explicitly? It didn’t matter what they did or even what they said about you, you knew that they had your best interest at heart?
They might even publicly disagree with you, perhaps causing you some degree of embarrassment but you knew that they loved you. So you gave them the benefit of the doubt. You accepted their criticism.
You trusted their heart.
That’s all God wants. He wants you to trust His heart even when you don’t understand His plan for your life.
I think that’s the essence of Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t trust in your own understanding, perspective, wisdom (my translation/ commentary).
Trust HIS heart, not your heart. Trust HIS wisdom, not your wisdom. Trust HIS way not your way.
As Christians we are to walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Faith refers to the things that we can’t see. You can’t walk by faith if everything in life is clear and plain.
Walking by faith demands hiddenness.
Walking by faith demands trust.
Trust in the Heart of God.
Trust that His heart is Good. That His heart is Pure. That His heart is Loving. That His heart will never take you where His Grace cannot take care of you.
So when you can’t see the Hand of God – you can’t tell what God is doing in your life, Trust His Heart.
Stay in the Word
P.S. You might enjoy the song Trust His Heart. You can listen to it here.