May 15

TODAY IS…

a great day to remind ourselves to trust God even when we don’t understand.

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’”  John 2:5 NASB

When Jesus’ mother instructed the servants, she had no understanding of how He could solve the problem. She just believed that He could. She gave the problem over to Jesus and then let Him take care of things. She probably was not expecting Him to perform a miracle, and things undoubtedly worked out better than she had anticipated.

This is something that is very difficult for so many of us.

We have the best of intentions when we speak of our faith in God and we give our problems to Him and ask for His help, but we often then sit back and expect Him to do things the way we would do them. It doesn’t always work that way and sometimes we simply cannot understand the approach that the Lord is taking to our problem.

Do we know, better than God, how any situation should be handled? Is it wise to even harbor the notion?

The truth of the matter is that with faithful and diligent reading of the Word of God, we must know in our hearts that whatever God decides is truly what is in our best interests in the long run. It is of the utmost importance that we accept the fact that far too often, we base our decisions on what we think is best for today. God is concerned about tomorrow – and the day after that.

If we are truly paying attention to what the Lord tells us in the Bible, we simply cannot harbor the thought that we are not satisfied with the way He is handling a situation we have given over to Him.

There is no safer place for our problems than in the hands of God. There simply is no possibility that we can know, better than the One who created us and gave us life, what is best for us.

We must all give our problems to God, and then trust in Him even when we cannot understand.

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Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson

About Tony Casson

" For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT)
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2 Responses to May 15

  1. jackie1227 says:

    I say to the Lord, “Help me to want what You want!” I know His plan is better than anything I can come up with yet I still catch myself trying to figure things out on my own. Someday I hope my “desire” catches up to my “reality”. I tell myself, He doesn’t want me to sit back and do nothing…I’m making my plans and trusting Him to direct my steps. Trying not to get out there too far ahead of Him! 😝

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  2. Tony Casson says:

    You’re right, Jackie. There is a fine line between sitting and doing nothing and doing too much to try to speed up God’s plan. Sometimes we think we won’t have enough time to complete His plan, but that’s only because we fail to remind ourselves that if it is HIS plan, He will provide us with the time.

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