You realize the person aiming this advice at you means well. Still it’s not easy to do when things seem so messed up.
Okay, face it: Sometimes faith seems far away. At other times faith surprises you and swells up inside. For example, although Abraham had previously tried to control his own future (lying about his wife and getting a surrogate mother for his promised offspring) when he faced the confusing circumstances on Mt. Moriah concerning his young heir Isaac, Abraham had faith that God would see him through.
Though you try with all the discernment you can muster, you’ll never know exactly what tomorrow holds. If you’re like most people, you wish you could. It’s frustrating when well-intentioned attempts to “direct” your family, job, health, church, or the economy fail to produce the results you want.
Yet frustration can give way to faith:
If you’re open to it, leave me a comment. I’d love to hear your answer. I’m seriously thinking about my response right now . . .
Joan C. Webb
Writing, teaching, coaching to empower and set free.