So last night, I arrived at my apartment, unpacked my car and dragged in about four different bags and a suitcase. As I started walking in, I realized I couldn’t find my cell phone. I walked back to the car to look around inside; pillaged through my purse aka: “the black hole,” and I still couldn’t find it. After several minutes of searching, I looked down and noticed that my cell phone had been in my hand all along!
I have had far too many of the “looking-for-your-glasses-when-they’re-on-top-of-your-head” kind of moments than I would care to admit. But last night, after I got over the initial frustration I felt God whisper to my heart, “Sometimes the answers you’re looking for are right in front of you and you don’t even notice.”
All week, I’ve been praying to God and asking for direction, answers, and assurance. I’ve asked Him questions about stepping out, taking risks, and being bold. I’ve shared my fears, my insecurities, and my hesitations. Throughout this, the words two two words that continue to ring in my heart are “Trust me.”
I love the sweet simplicity of our God at times.
“But God, I want to know more. Like, how, when, where? Tell me what you’re doing.”
“Elizabeth, Trust me.”
As I continue to search, ask, and plead, the answer I receive is, “Trust Me. Trust Me. Trust Me.”
For a control freak and a girl who likes to be in-the-know (hence, my unhealthy love for celebrity gossip) not knowing is a challenge. Eventually, I know God will show me more, but today, in the midst of the unknown, God is teaching me to trust.
In the Joyce Meyer video I referenced on Tuesday, one of the things she says is, “You do what you can do, and God will do what you cannot.”
For now, I might not have the answers I want, but one thing I can do is put my trust in God. I can choose to believe His promises and trust that ultimately He is in control.