“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13: 12)
We all seek to gain more knowledge, we all desire to know how things work and what we can do to move things along when what we desire to experience seems to be moving slowly. In our frustrations with life we often think, if we could just put our hands on certain things we could push, or pull, or force what we want to happen. Our sense of needing to know, to understand and to have ready answers seems to be an entitlement that under some circumstances we need to release.
I think there can often be comfort in our not knowing, for it is in our not knowing that we realize we don’t have to know it all and we also don’t have to make everything happen. We don’t have to shoulder burdens beyond our capability, or have to feel as though we need to fix the world. Some things are just not meant to be our burden. We can relax and have trust and faith that things are being handled.
For example: We don’t have to make the universe work, God does that. We don’t have to make the tides of the ocean move in and out, God does that. We don’t have to make sure the stars stay in the sky or that the sun rises and sets each day just when it is supposed to do so. God does that. We don’t have to make our healing happen, God does that. We don’t have to make the answers to our prayers happen we just need to trust that we are unconditionally loved and blessed abundantly. God will take care of our life and do so better than we could ever imagine.
There is a great deal unknown to us about the mystery of God working in our lives. We can know that God does create for us and we can see the results of that creation all around us, but “how” God works we do not need to know. We do not need to know the HOW because we know the WHY, and the why is that we are cherished, blessed, given the gift of perfect grace and supported and renewed beyond all human measure. We don’t have to know all the details. What we can know is that in God’s infinite wisdom and abundant power God has it all handled.
Affirmation: “I don’t have to know how God performs miracles, I only need to know that God does.”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.