Gotta Know

“… and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.’ . . . But they understood none of these things . . .” —Luke 18:31, 34

Oswald Chambers stepped on my toes this morning. In today’s devo in My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald talks about you and me having to know the purposes of God before we step out in faith.

For instance, he tells us that the disciples didn’t know the purposes of God when Jesus was led to the Cross. This was their king, the one who would overturn Roman rule and restore to glory the nation of Israel. And since they were in Jesus’ inner circle, they’d be given some clout in this new reign.

That all came crashing down at the Cross. Instead, they saw their hero hanging crucified. They had no idea of the purposes of God at the time and it took years for them to fully comprehend God’s plan.

As I think back over the past few years, I have to scratch my head and wonder what God’s purpose might be. It certainly doesn’t make sense to me. But does it have to? Do I have to know God’s plan before I’ll follow Him?

That’s where the rubber meets the road. It happens everyday in everyone’s life in one way or another. Can’t we just say, “God, you’re on the throne. I trust you with my past, present, and future. No matter what happens, I’m going to continue to trust You and follow You.”

Easier said than done.


About Tim Harrison

Saved by grace and living my faith out in the unshakeable Kingdom of God.
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2 Responses to Gotta Know

  1. David A. says:

    Just reminds me of the difference between Faith and Fear. It is said that you can’t have both at the same time. It seems to me to be an on-going battle between the two. When you have more faith, it chases off the fear and vise-versa. Fearful people may say “Ingnorance is bliss”. I prefer to think “Faith is bliss”.

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