Day 13: 240 days left.
- When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
- Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
- Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
- But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
- Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey. John H. Sammis 1887
Things do not always seem to make a whole lot of sense. Have you ever found yourself in a position where you were sure God led you but when you got there you couldn’t figure out why? If you have not been there, do not worry, you will. It seems that God puts us in situations sometimes where we have no explanation or even a hint to help understand why we are there. Perhaps it is to test our obedience as He did Abraham. Who knows what God has in mind? Only He does.
Is it our job to understand, or our place to even know. Naturally one wants to say “yes, it is only fair that I know what He wants me to do with my life.” This is not only false, but a bit arrogant if you ask me. Who are you to know why? I get caught in this a lot. I constantly ask the Lord, “why?”.
This is a good question, but to whom should it be asked? To us, the question is not “Why have you placed me here?”, the question is “Why do you ask?”. If one of my cheerleaders were to ask me this question, I might ask, “Don’t you trust me?” That is the question of the hour, is it not? Don’t you trust God? If it is His plan, and His mission, who are you to ask why?
All of the sorrow, all of the stress, and all of the pain will be brought to submission when we do just as the song suggests. Trust and Obey. He will ask hard things of you, still trust and obey. Difficult things will happen to you, still trust and obey. You will be confused, still trust and obey. You will be discouraged, still trust and obey. You will be rewarded, if you trust and obey.