Don’t Let the “Whys” Keep You From Unwavering Trust

~~Kathi Pelton

By nature the human race desires answers to our questions from a young age. Around two years old a toddler will discover the word “why” and it will become one of their most frequently used words. The discovery of answers is how we learn and how we learn to navigate this world. 

As we grow in maturity and develop our personal relationship with God we must learn to trust Him without always demanding an answer to the many “whys” that surround our journeys as we walk with Him. We know that He is good and that His plans are to bless us so we follow Him into unknown paths by faith believing that He will order our steps. 

“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 ‭

Our family has followed His voice by moving to other cities, states and even other countries while not understanding the many questions that flooded our minds in the process. We are once again in the midst of this kind of journey and though we do not know what lies ahead or why He is leading us to a new place, we do know that it is for good and not harm! We could spend sleepless nights trying to figure out the answers but we have learned that when things are hidden that God has a reason for that as well. 

Your journey may not be a move to a new city but you may be in the midst of a change or transition that causes you to have more questions than answers. You can ask Him why but if He doesn’t answer then know that he has a reason for His silence. You can trust Him in the unknown; knowing that He is holding you and leading you with plans to prosper and not harm you.

When I look back upon my many years of this “walk of faith” that my life has been on I can truly say that I am grateful that He’s left many questions unanswered. If I had known more then I did at the time I might have feared that which I did not yet have grace to walk through. 

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Proverbs 16:9,

“A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the LORD directs his steps and establishes them.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭AMP‬‬

One day I was praying for my son-in-law, Luke, while he was facing a big transition and decision. As I prayed for him I heard the Spirit say to me,

“Tell Luke that he cannot miss My will.” 

Honestly I thought that I heard wrong because he has a free will and could go the wrong direction so I asked the Holy Spirit how this could be true. His answer amazed me. He said,

“If a man’s steps are committed to Me then even if he makes plans that are not right I will redirect them and establish them according to My will.”

Wow, what comforting words that brought great peace to both Luke and to me. These words have been proven to be true in my life and it has been true in the lives of my children. Worry flees when I believe those words. I can’t miss because my steps are committed to Him! Even if my plans get off track He will direct and establish my steps according to His will.

There is a song that is popular right now that has become a prayer from the depths of my heart. It is called “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott. It is a prayer that is sung asking God for His will to be done. Here are some of the words,

“I know you see me

I know you hear me, Lord

Your plans are for me

Goodness you have in store

I know you hear me

I know you see me, Lord

Your plans are for me

Goodness you have in store

So


Thy will be done
Thy will be done

Thy will be done

Like a child on my knees

All that comes to me is 

Thy will be done

Thy will be done

Thy will be done

I know you see me 

I know you hear me, Lord”

(Writer(s): Hillary Scott, Emily Weisband and Bernie Herms)

Like a child we can trust our Father, even when we don’t understand. I have many things that I’m facing right now that I don’t understand and that even are causing me pain, but the truth is that I will see His goodness as I journey onward. What looks like loss will prove to be gain and I will see Jesus receive the glory that He is due. I only need to understand one thing and that is that HE IS GOOD!! 

This is your reality as well. He is good and in the midst of your “whys” you will see His goodness come forth. We will be the recipients of His goodness and witnesses of His faithfulness.

Trust Him! 

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One thought on “Don’t Let the “Whys” Keep You From Unwavering Trust

  1. Kathi,

    I agree with all you said. God gave me Jer 29:11 many moons ago! 🙂 I also wanted to let you know that when I went to Manzinita, Oregon with my sister in law. as God met me there and told me he was bringing oceans to my desert, I am still walking in blind faith as my Husband died in Dec 2016, as well as my Mom Oct 31st. Transition, yes big time. I’m in agreement for your provision as you couple with mine to sell his equipment. He told me he’s doing things in a sporadic manner as he’s also accelerating me. Thank you so much for us having a common denominator between us. 🙂 Love to you and your family during your blind walk of fame.!!!

    Darcy Stroud

    On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 10:46 PM, Oceans in the Desert wrote:

    > jkpelton2014 posted: “~~Kathi Pelton By nature the human race desires > answers to our questions from a young age. Around two years old a toddler > will discover the word “why” and it will become one of their most > frequently used words. The discovery of answers is how we learn a” >

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