Missing Puzzle Pieces
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.
I find myself continuously returning to this Scripture. There are so many things I don’t understand. Why doesn’t this thing happen? Why does that thing have to happen? Why can’t people see what is happening over here? Why doesn’t someone with the power to do something about this other thing act? Why can I not get my own life in order? Perhaps, it is because I’m too busy thinking about this thing and that thing!
There will always be things we don’t understand. We are mortal beings with limited perspective and limited knowledge. Furthermore, even if we were able to use all of our modern day technology to learn as much as possible about a situation, we still would have limited knowledge regarding God’s plans for the future. We can’t waste time trying to figure out something about which we can do absolutely nothing! It can be as aggravating as having missing pieces to a puzzle you desperately want to finish. We must learn to trust God with those things, submit them to Him, take our hands and minds off of them, and think about Him. What is God saying to me? Where is He guiding me? What has He given me to do? We are not called to predict the future. We are called to live in the here and now.
Trust God with the things you don’t understand. You are not responsible for the outcome. Pay attention to where God is leading you, and trust Him to handle the things you can’t control but affect you. He will not mislead you or guide you to a place of harm. Eventually, He will allow all the pieces of the puzzle to fit together to give you a clear picture. Until then, trust Him with the pieces you don’t have.
Have a blessed day!