This morning’s devotion was so on-point for me.
“Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks…in the dark, who has no light…trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.” (Isaiah 50:10)
“What is a believer to do in times of darkness…a darkness not of the heart but of the mind? These times come to a faithful and believing disciple who is walking obediently…in the will of God. They come as seasons when he does not know what to do or which way to turn. …he feels as if he were groping his way through complete darkness.”
“What should you do in times of darkness? Listen to God’s Word: ‘Let him…trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.’ Actually, the first thing to do is…nothing. This is a difficult thing for our lowly human nature to do. When you find yourself in a spiritual fog, do not run ahead, but…slow the pace of your life. And if necessary, keep your life’s ship anchored or tied to the dock.”
“The right thing is simply to…trust God, for while we trust…He can work. Worrying, however, prevents Him from doing anything for us. Only the peace of God will quiet our minds and put our hearts at rest. He knows the way out of the dense, dark forest, so may we climb into His arms, trusting Him to rescue us by…showing us the shortest and most reliable road.”
“Remember, we are never without a pilot…even when we do not know which way to steer.” (Streams in the Desert…emphasis mine)
I know exactly what it feels like to be walking in a fog, or in total darkness…the kind where you have to walk slo-o-o-owly, putting your hand out in front of you to feel your way along.
It’s not fun. And it’s not easy.
It slows me down.
It requires me to pay attention.
And it reminds me, once again, of how not in control I really (ever) am.
Bottom line is…He steers the ship. My job is to just…trust.