Faith is not really knowing the future. But in a way, it kind of is. A year from now, or even a couple days from now, you may have the answer that you’re so desperate for right now. It’s how you get there that matters to God. Will you worry or scream and hold onto your own Father’s hand, as if you could control it? Like a toddler who’s new to daycare? Or will you trust that he’s taking you to a place where you are safe? A place where maybe he can’t explain what it will be like, and maybe you won’t be able to see his face, but you will love and miss him that much more? And he knows it! And he misses yo more than you would have yourself think. But what you don’t know is that you’re about to meet your best friend at daycare, and learn something really important called the alphabet.
Oh, that we would long after God and not control of our fleeting lives! That we would long for Heaven, when we will be reunited with our Father, and where we will know as we are fully known. What if we could long for heaven so much that we look at your lives as if we’re already there, sitting on the couch with our Father, looking at a photo album? What would you wish for yourself, for your life? That’s not a rhetorical question.
If I could tell you right now that things would suddenly get better, and if I told you exactly how God would do it… would it diminish your faith? Would you love God more, or just his answers? This is why it is said, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter.”
What do ya say? Let’s stop desiring the answers and start desiring God above all things. He sees you, and he knows where you are right now. Take his hand. Let’s move on.