Friday, March 21, 2014

Second Guessing

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Two days ago, I shared how God answered my request for a fresh God-incidence I could use for my confirmation retreat devotion.  Since then I’ve been wondering if it’s the right story to share with my ninth graders.  It doesn’t seem as compelling as the chain of coincidences that led to this blog.

Then I catch myself.  Why am I questioning God?  Why am I second guessing His clear answer to prayer?   How could I ask for a God-incidence and then ignore His reply?  I frequently encourage others to trust God.  Why am I resisting?  Do I proudly think my idea is better?  How silly!

I received two ‘messages’ confirming God’s hand in this, including this quote from Philip Yancey posted on Facebook this morning.  There’s a reason God wants me to use this illustration.  It will reach one of these kids in a unique way.  I know it.  I will trust.

“I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” – Philip Yancey

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