When You Don’t Understand God’s Will

Have you ever been in a place where you knew you were in God’s will, but what His will was seemed to make no sense in the natural?  This is my current season.

Back at the end of August I reached a fork in the road.  A decision had to be made and when my Boaz & I went to the Lord in prayer He said my season with the job I was at was done.  In the natural leaving my job made absolutely no sense.  We needed that income.  How could I leave?  Despite the fact that I didn’t understand what God was doing I was obedient.  Since then He’s had me studying His word more, working on launching an online business, self publishing a book and writing.  All of that sounds grand, and it has been fun but nothing He has called me to in this season is providing an income…yet.

Being where He has me has caused my faith to increase and praying and bringing me and my family’s needs before the Father has taken on a whole new meaning.  I can tell you that perspective matters when you don’t understand God’s will.  I’ve had to be very intentional about keeping my eyes fixed on Him and Him alone.

So what do we do when we don’t understand His will?

1)  Trust Him.  Trust that God has you and your family in the palm of His hands.  Trust that He is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do.

2)  Pray often.  Cast your cares upon the Father.  Make your requests and needs known to Him.  He knows everything already, but He loves to hear the sound of your voice.

3)  Stay in His will.  God’s will is not always a comfortable place to be, because often times it goes against our flesh or what makes sense in the natural.  Fight your flesh’s urge to take control.  Let go and let God.

sea-sunset-bird-flying-jpg-846x529_q85_box-013913861005_crop_detailMatthew 6:25-34 (ESV): 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,and all these things will be added to you.  34Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

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16 thoughts on “When You Don’t Understand God’s Will”

  1. I do appreciate how you wrote out practical steps that have been of help to you as you rest in Him. Saying a prayer for you today, sister!

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  2. Love this Juliana!! I’m in a similar situation. While placing a desire and calling on my husband and I for a ministry, the Lord started pruning away (including asking me to leave a job and my husband and I to follow Him away from the church we’d been part of) a while ago. We have such peace we are in His will, and He has faithfully provided the meantime manna, but we don’t understand what He’s doing big picture in our lives, haha. Your points here are so helpful- and yes, fixing our eyes on Him is essential!! Praying for you and your family in this season too- enjoy the expectantcy of knowing you’re with the best Supriser of all!

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  3. YES! It reminds me of when a tapestry is being made, the back is often a wadded mess. Oh, but, what it looks like when turned around….a picture of his great workmanship! 🙂 This was a blessing!

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