“As has just been said: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.’”
– Hebrews 3:15
Do you ever try to lead God? I think we all do this at times when we are really looking for answers and are desperate to have clear direction. As I’ve said before, the Lord’s timing can be very frustrating, and in these uncertain days with the ongoing stresses of COVID-19, it’s natural to want to hear from Him immediately; after all, we need help. However, especially in seasons like this one, it’s imperative to keep a humble mind and an open heart and allow Jesus to speak… in His time. As hard as it is, we should not tune Him out if He doesn’t give us the answer we are looking for when we are looking for it, nor should we be surprised if He leads us somewhere other than where we were expecting to go. After all, our Savior sees much more than we do and from His eternal perspective, everything — even the current crisis — has a place and a purpose.
My friend, today, if you hear Jesus’ voice, keep a soft heart. Although things aren’t as clear as you’d like them to be and all you discern is a faint whisper, continue looking to Him. Even if He leads you away from where you were expecting to go, don’t tune Him out. In these times of uncertainty, though your mind may protest, lean into His goodness and allow Him to have your life. When you lack the clarity you desire and “big picture” understanding eludes you, trust the One who knows the beginning from the end. He chose you, redeemed you, and called you His child, and nothing can ever separate you from His perfect love!
Jesus, my heart is open to what you want to say to me and how you want to use me in this uncertain time.
Is your heart open to hearing the Lord’s voice today?
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