“You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”
Frequently God allows us to walk through confusing and tough times and sometimes those experiences even come through marriage. One day blurs into another and things just don’t seem to make sense anymore.
We think we know what is going on but really we’re kidding ourselves; we don’t have a clue as to what God is doing – or what He plans to do. We get in there with our words and hands, muck around and try and ‘fix it’ – try and make it better. And it seems the more we try and figure it out, the worse it gets.
When things come out of ‘left field’ and all of a sudden everything is heading south, this is exactly the time to step back, pull our hands off and regroup. Things are supposed to go ‘sideways’ from time to time, that’s why Peter says not to be surprised or shocked (1 Peter 4:12). This is when we see that God’s way really isn’t like ours (Isaiah 55:8-9) and when we learn how to walk by our faith and not by what the circumstances look like (2 Corinthians 5:7).
But here’s the fantastic news!
It’s OK to not have a clue about what’s going on or what’s going to happen!
Let God get His hands in the mess for a while and muck around – me and my husband are His responsibility anyway. And as I wait and regroup; trusting God becomes my new reality because of believing what Jesus says: How I’m working right now, you can’t be sure of, but after I’m done you’ll see it clearly. – John 13:7