He Knows The Way each of us takes and He cares deeply about our hopes and dreams, our desires, our wants, our prayers. We can’t see what He’s doing behind the scenes but He’s always working on our behalf, making things ready, putting all our ducks in a row. He can communicate His love and care for us in an infinite number of ways and one of those ways is through the world around us.
Has He ever spoken to you through His creation? He does with me, dropping little hints to remind me He’s there, He hears, and He totally has my back. Here’s an example.
My husband Mike and I take a walk every day. This particular day however Mike was busy so I went by myself. I needed time to pray so it was perfect. I love when the outdoors becomes my personal prayer closet! I don’t know if you like to walk and pray but there’s something about being outside that just draws me closer to the Lord.
At this moment in our lives, Mike and I are facing a boatload of changes and challenges in pretty much every area of our lives and the stress has me worrying and not sleeping very well. Like a looming earthquake, major shifts are headed our way in our business, where we live (our house is currently on the market), some of our relationships and family issues. It just seems like everything is all churning and changing at once and sometimes I feel like I’m in the ocean and my feet can’t find the bottom. Have you ever felt that way?
So, I’m walking along just pouring my heart out and telling the Lord all these things like He doesn’t already know every single one of them. I finish emptying my bucket and stroll around the bend when all of a sudden I see a huge wild honeysuckle bush loaded with fragrant flowers towering right smack in front of me. Now the Lord knows how much I love honeysuckles. Loads of them grew behind our house in New Jersey when we first got married and I planted them in Florida when we moved there. I’ve always adored their beautiful soft fragrance and the sweet drop of nectar on your tongue when you pinch off the end and pull the stem through.
There they were, just waiting for me to pick some to take home which is exactly what I did! As I walked on, I noticed the prettiest little wild daisies and a beautiful yellow plant that’s probably a weed but it looked just perfect to me.
I picked some of each and my empty hands now held a fragrant, lush bouquet to bring home. Through these simple flowers God reminded me in His sweet way of something it’s so easy for me to forget.
He knows the way. He goes before me making everything ready, making a way for me before I ever get there. He’s preparing a table for me, putting all things in order, lining everything up and putting all the details in place. Perfectly. Because this:
I so easily forget this truth: He orders my steps. I make this same mistake over and over and over because I wrongly believe I have to control everything and make it happen a certain way.
I forget I’m not in charge.
I forget He sees the end from the beginning.
I forget He already wrote my days in His book.
I forget He’s not always after my happiness but always after my highest good.
I forget He cares even more about my future than I do!
What would it look like to so completely trust Him we never, ever doubted? Never second guessed? Never lost faith?
I think I know what it would look like. It would look like Jesus. He trusted God all the way to death and back again. He went, He rose, He returned. And He wants us to live like Him, to follow Him, to find the narrow path and stick to it. He Knows The Way because He’s already lived it.
I believe it would look like faith. I’m convinced it would look like trust.
My biggest problem with all this? I forget He’s already there. I forget he knows all of my days, each of them already written.
He’s not just in my present, He’s in my past and He’s already there, waiting for me in my future.
He’s waiting for you too! What makes me so sure? Because He says so.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.