1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (ESV)
“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
“Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
One of the things we as people have a hard time with is the fact that we cannot control all things. Even as Christians we say there’s a God and that we love and follow Him, yet we act like we must control every detail in our lives. I say this because as I look around I see so many people who worry about what may or may not happen in their lives and often this concern takes over our minds.
We suggest to ourselves that when things don’t go our way, we will be unhappy, angry, or depressed. Does it have to be that way? I don’t think so. The Bible tells us that, “We know in part”. It’s teaching us that we don’t know everything nor are we supposed to! We, in many cases are acting like there is no God or at least that we are supposed to be God ourselves and only at peace if we are controlling all things An understanding of God’s crazy love for us frees us from the concern of having to know it all, be it all and have all the answers.
One day, as a believer in Christ you will know everything you’re supposed to know even as God fully knows you now. Trusting Him is all about loving Him and knowing that He loves you while resting in His care over all things.
“I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something. . . it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.”
Is there an attitude or belief that is keeping you from experiencing God’s amazing love? Is it a control thing, or an impatience? How about today telling God that you’re sorry for this disbelief and lack of trust and receive His full love for you today and trust Him for all things.
Dear God, thank You that You love me and that even though You do know me Your love doesn’t change. I trust You with all I have, what I know and what I do not know. I trust You to be God and for me to walk in Your love and protection. In Jesus name