Make Me Know
My sweet friend, Kristy, would be able to take nice vacation if she a dime for every time she heard me say, “I don’t know what to do”. I must have said that a thousand or more times! After a while, she redirected my perspective. Instead of “I don’t know what to do” she said to me what if you asked, “What is my next step?”. What a game changer!
As a single mom, I was all things overwhelmed. I was drowning in sadness, grief, confusion, complete frustration, and tired… just so tired. What I began to discover is that by not saying. “I don’t know what to do” and asking, “What is my next step?” my focus shifted from me to Him. My strong, Savior would and could lead me. After all, only He could lead me to take the next step that was sure and unfailing. He would not let me go headlong over the cliff of despair or be hurled over into this deep canyon of unknowns. What rest I found even when restless. What peace I found in the midst of turbulence. What joy I discovered while in darkness. What hope I found in the middle of all the unknown.
Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.
He is waiting to make this known to you. It’s not “what do I need to do” rather it is resting in Him as He makes known to you what your next step is. You get to watch the Creator of the universe show off just for you. You get to observe all the ways He is faithful to you and your children. You get to rest. He will make you know and He will teach you.
I encourage you to take some time and write down the areas where you are worrying to know what you need to do. Release those things to the ALL-KNOWING God and watch Him guide your every step with His timing, grace, and tenderness. There is rest for your restless heart. There is peace in the midst of turbulence. There is joy to be experienced in the darkness. There is hope in the middle of the unknown. Your rest, your peace, your joy, and your hope is found in Jesus. He will lead you. Trust and obey. You are gripped by the strong, Savior that cannot let go.