It Doesn’t Make Sense…

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Good morning, Family:

Family, have you ever had something in your spirit that caused you to question God’s instructions? When you had a plan set in your head, but God came in and changed your plan, how did you respond to God?

It’s like you are running a race and you can see the finish line in the distance. Then all of a sudden God says, “Stop, don’t go straight. Turn right at the big oak tree.” You say to God, “Lord, I need to go straight, because the finish line is straight ahead. Don’t you see it Lord, it is right there?” Then there is a silence because God did not change his mind from what He told you to do.

After a while, you submit to the will of the Lord and turn right. The path to the right brought a new and deeper level of trust and dependence on the Lord. When you walked the path in obedience, you discovered that there were things you needed to learn before you crossed the finish line. You realized the straight line doesn’t always mean a clear line.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says that if we trust in the Lord and lean not to our understanding, he will make our path straight. In the instance of this scripture, the word “straightdoes not mean directly forward, it means “Clear.” God will make our path Clear. Clear and directly forward mean two different things.

This morning, I encourage you to trust in the Lord. Listen to God in the whisper. Even when you, or those around you, may think what God is telling you doesn’t make sense. Trust in the Lord anyway.

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Go in peace, while serving and praising the Lord.

Rev. Marcia Davis

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