Apart from the Holy spirit, we do not have within us what it takes to comprehend Gods view of life. Therefore, when we are in trials we tend to desire escape and not endurance!
God, however, will gladly open our spiritual eyes and our hearts as often as we need it if we but ask. There is a catch though: when we ask Him for insight into His wisdom, we must be ready to receive what He says without doubt, without selfish motives, without a mindset ready to reject what He reveals. Sickness, death, pain, disappointment are sometimes a part of God’s plan! (Isaiah 45:7)
No matter what He reveals His will to be; if we don’t truly trust that He is faithful and all powerful then we are driven by something other than faith in God – something other than reliance upon the Holy Spirit. Our fears and doubts and even our unwillingness to accept God’s will put us in the precarious position of being controlled by what is going on rather than being controlled by God. If we don’t want the pressures of life to rule our actions and our thoughts – we must purpose to accept ALWAYS God’s will; trusting that in His faithfulness and power, He will give us the wisdom that allows us to see life from His perspective and that He is faithful to work all things together for our good and His glory. Very cool when you think about it – He doesn’t ask us to trust Him blindly – He only asks that we come to Him (and not lean on our own understanding) for our eyes to be opened!
Get ready!! Dive on into what He has ahead for you!
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:5-6