I cling to Jeremiah 29:10-14. I cling to the promise that God has plans (multiple even!) for me. I cling to the promise that He has plans (again, plural) to prosper me. What I struggle with is not knowing the whole picture, thus some of the path toward my blessings are confusing.
It is hard not knowing the whole picture, and yet this is where trust comes to play. I remember when I was the Director of Nursing at a nursing home and we had recurring theft of specific medications. It had to be one of my nurses, but who? Eventually the DEA got involved and they planned a raid. I had to choose one nurse that I trusted implicitly. I had to ask her to count the drugs in both drug carts right before she left work and turned the keys over to the next shift of nurses. She asked me why. I told her she had to trust me, that I would reveal all to her as soon as I could. She had to trust that what I asked her to do was important. Later that night, the DEA, sniffer dogs, and I rushed into the building. Bottom line, we caught our offender and got her help.
Is God asking me to do anything more than what I asked my friend to do? There is a reason for everything that happens to me. God has plans for me. The road isn’t always smooth.
Sometimes I feel lost, derailed, or stuck in traffic. Sometimes I feel like I am living in a hurricane with no end. And yet this is my path to the prosperity He promises.
I am going through a situation right now that seems off. I can’t imagine how God can use this current trial for good. From my point of view, the path only leads to bleakness, not prosperity. And yet, like my friend, I am only seeing a part of the larger picture. God is asking me to trust, asking me to believe that He has plans for me, plans to prosper me.
Are you struggling to understand why you are going through whatever is plaguing you right now? Pray for clarity. God will provide in His time. Meanwhile, trust. The rewards will be worth it.