We’re Not The Omniscient Ones –

“We may be frankly bewildered at things that happen to us, but God knows exactly what He is doing, and what He is after, in His handling of our affairs. Always, and in everything, He is wise: we shall see that hereafter, even where we never saw it here… Meanwhile, we ought not to hesitate to trust His wisdom, even when He leaves us in the dark.” -Knowing God, J. I. Packer

I always love that feeling that I get when I come to the end of a trial and finally realize just what God was doing through it. It makes it so worth while! But then I wonder why I didn’t begin the trial trusting God in the first place, and why I doubted that there was in fact a worthy cause behind it.

You see, God is completely wise. While we’re confined to our tiny view, He can see the whole picture. We’re not the omniscient ones, He is. He knows what He is doing and it is our privilege to trust Him.

Posts About Trusting God –
Climbing Mountains – Part 1 & 2
Iced Tea
From The Basketball Court
A Call To Abandonment – Part 1

Notes:
What’s A Timely Tidbit?

What are your thoughts on this?
I would love to hear from you! Don’t be shy – leave your comment below!
-Rachel Allison

10 comments

  1. Ania says:

    This is so great. It’s wonderful to know that in the midst of trials God knows where everything is going and that He has it all completely planned out. But so often we focus on ourselves and what we’re going through and how hard everything is and don’t go to God, who is the creator of every situation and trial. And He uses them to teach us things we need to learn and He guides us through each and every one of them. I just hope I would trust God more 🙂 But He’s working on me.

    Just to tell you! Great blog 🙂 Thank you so much, God is surely using it 🙂

    • Amen. 🙂 As Christians, we are a continual work in progress in the Lord’s hands. Praise God for His patience with us! Thank you for reading, Ania! I’m so glad to know that He’s using my words for the benefit of others. 🙂

  2. Joy S. says:

    Ok, so your reaction to Lindsay’s comment got me. =) I love how you speak of trials and pain as instructive, even while we keep learning to give our worries to God. I like what you say about trying to get through as numbly as possible. So often, we just shut out pain instead of letting it teach us something. But I’ve learned, too, that when we let pain be what it is and take it to Christ, the pain can actually grow us and teach us.

    • Amen! Isn’t it somewhat relieving to know that something as unwelcome as pain can have such a redeeming aspect when viewed through the light of God’s Word? Thanks for reading, Joy!

  3. Lindsay says:

    Shamefully, I think it’s safe to say that 9 times out of 10 (if not all 10) I get through a trial without ever realizing God’s hand is in it working for my own good. I hate to admit it, but I always seem to rely on my own knowledge and understanding instead of giving it up to God. I have gotten better at realizing God’s divine hand in my life, but it’s still a daily struggle to hand over my troubles to God and not worry about what’s around the bend.

    • It really is a mindset change to look at your struggles, searching for God’s purpose behind them. And changing your mindset takes a lot of time. It isn’t something we can really do immediately. In our minds, we simply have to “make it through” and push past as numbly as possible. Sure, that’ll make us tougher… but we’re missing the opportunity to grow closer to our Savior.
      When I first began this blog, I pored my heart out into a two part post on the topic of worry (From Worry To Worship – Part 1 & 2). I had become such a worrier that I literally made myself sick and I am still facing the results of that worry today. But through that illness God taught me how little I was trusting Him. I knew I had to deal with it. And so began a long, hard journey to battle my worry in the light of God’s word. But like I said, it’s a long, hard journey and a daily one too. I still battle worry today and each time I face it, I have to remind myself to lay my fears in the hands of God, knowing that He is in control. Through the same trial (and a few others) He also taught me to come to trials with a heart open for instruction. Knowing that He uses trials to mold me into the person He wants me to be, I began to look at trials for what I could learn from them, rather than for how painful they were. But believe me, I still often forget to see them that way… so it’s a daily process and one that takes time and patience. The Lord understands how hard this is for us and Praise Him for being patient with us! 🙂
      I’m praying for you, Lindsay! Thank you for reading! 🙂

  4. Gods Jewel (Julie) says:

    Wonderful post, and very true! I know that sometimes I wonder what good I’m going to get from doing something, and there is always something God teaches us during the trial.

    • You are very right, there is always something to learn. The question is, are we going to make it a habit to look for the lessons within our trials? It is important that we keep our hearts open to whatever the Lord feels He needs to teach us. 🙂 Thank you for reading, Julie! 🙂

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