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"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father Knows Best

                          “Trust the Lord with all your heart and 
                                                               do not lean on your own understanding.” 
                                                                                                                     Proverbs 3:5 nasb

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His still small voice whispered to my heart. “Do you trust Me, or just say you do?

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Without hesitation I answered. “Yes, Lord, I trust You but I don’t understand why You let us get a loan for this house knowing the roof and windows would leak at the first rain. We prayed for Your will not ours. Did we misunderstand Your call upon us to move?”  Question upon question flowed from my pen upon the pages of my prayer journal.

And then The Father asked me, “Do you believe that all things work together for good according to My purpose? I need you to walk by faith without knowing where I’m leading you. I need you trust Me unconditionally, without understanding, no questions asked?

My pen paused as my heart pondered the depths of His request. Unconditional trust…without understanding…no questions asked.

As a parent, how many times did my children asked me “why” and I told them, “do what I said because I knew what’s best”? Now, The Father was asking me to do the same.

It’s not always easy, but since that day, I’ve learned to trust the Lord unconditionally with all my heart, without leaning upon my own understand, and without a million questions, because The Father does know best. 

Do you trust the Lord with all your heart without leaning on your understanding? 

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