When I don’t Understand

15 03 2006

There are many times in my life where I didn’t understand something. Whether it is something at my job or when I am working on a project at home. This can be very frustrating sometimes, especially when it is an important project I am working on.

I have seen this appear in my walk with God as well. There are many things I don’t understand about God. Many of our greatest questions for God sometimes seem to go un-answered. Sometimes we have all questioned God and wondered why a particular problem or issue is not addressed by God in a way that leaves us clear in our mind. These are things we must address in our life if we are going to be successful at anything.

I am reminded of a large project that I have been working on for over a year at work. Some of the issues that need to be solved in order to complete the project are not understood very well by myself. But I have found that working through these issues and allowing time to work on my side I have eventually understood and was able to complete portions of the project with a fair amount of success. But the issues were very difficult at the time and I could have given up and moved on to another job, however I would have missed out on the accomplishments and knowledge I have gained.

I want to allow this process and this attitude spill over into my walk with God. None of the disciples were perfect and it took time and many processes before they came into a polished state of their life. They could have walked away, but they would have walked away from the opportunity of a lifetime too.

God, teach me to trust you in all my ways. Teach me to lean on you instead of my own understanding. Help me when I do not understand your word or your ways. Help me to keep the faith in you so that I can be molded and made into a true child of God.

Job 23:1-12

1 Then Job answered and said, 2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. 3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! 4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. 5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. 6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me. 7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: 9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: 10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined. 12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

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