Years ago, my husband had been laid off, and he spent months searching for a job. Several months passed, and I believed the Lord shared in my spirit some amazing and wonderful things that would come in the near future. With excitement and anticipation, I scurried about the house, preparing for what I believed were our next steps. Then surgeries for us both during that time put a stop to any plans. As health issues slowed us to snails, at times, I wondered if I correctly heard God.
Mixed emotions come with every move. After thirty-plus moves, you would think it would be easier. However, questions about logistics are ever-present, and the concerns for all required to move to any new location. Can we easily sell the home were in, find an affordable home in another city, locate a good church, find doctors, friends, etc.? All that messes with my head because moving is not easy! The negative what ifs were far outweighing the positive “what ifs”.
I sensed a heavenly disappointing sadness in how I viewed the possible change. Why was I thinking of the worst possibilities instead of thinking the best?
Why was I not trusting God?
God’s love is unfailing. God is a good, good Father who wants the best for His children. God works all things for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. God knows the plans He has for us, plans for a good future filled with hope.
So why look for the negatives instead of the positives? Why am I not leaping in joy that God will lead? Why am I not trusting God for His best? Oh, my attitude makes me so sad. My good, good Father has shared amazing things, and I haven’t been rejoicing every moment at what is to come.
Oh, Father, please forgive me. Forgive me for my negative thinking, my worries, and my lack of trust. Forgive me for not trusting You for the best. Refocus my focus back on Your goodness. Retrain my brain to rejoice in Your faithful, unfailing love. I will stand and watch to see what You will do and how You will lead. I trust You for the best, for You are the best!
“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.” ~ Psalm 143:8 (NLT), Psalm 28:7 (NLT)
“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:19 (AMPC)
“’I say this because I know what I am planning for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NCV)
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” ~ Romans 8:28 (NLT)
(The move did come and God blessed with a very, very good move!)