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My daughter announced that she will be making pancakes for the family. Three things took me a back: This was her first time, is she going to waste my flour? What if we all got sick? How will the kitchen look like afterwards? I was very scared of the outcome, but told her to knock herself out. You need to know that she has been experimenting a lot in the kitchen. Some have backfired greatly. (Like a time she fried blended bananas and eggs) I sat on my bed thinking about a backup plan, just in case all pancakes disappear. Does she know her way around pancakes?
After some time I walked in the kitchen and the girl had actually pulled it off. She had made six mini-pancakes. I was impressed. She actually knew her way in, through and out of the pancakes. I was almost giving her the pancake role in the family, but she quickly said that it was not as easy as she expected, and she does not think she will ever wake up again to make pancakes. She was even sweating and dizzy. One day soon I will tell you how I made her make pancakes again, (leave that to mama bear) A preacher defined ‘trust’ as ‘allowing someone to do something without fearing the outcome’ I had many reasons to tell my daughter no, but I had to let her take care of breakfast even with my fears and doubts.
The Bible says in Nahum 1:3 that “The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.”
This means that even in the storms, God knows his way, clouds do not distract him, instead He steps on them. We have all reasons to trust God, even when we do not know where He is taking us, even when He is silent and even when we do not understand. Many times when we are in trouble, we are hesitant to surrender to God because we fear the outcome. What if He fails? God never fails. What if He cannot handle it? With God everything is possible. What if He does not treat it as urgently as I want? God’s timing is perfect.
Trusting God does not take trouble away, it makes us have a different perspective when trouble comes. It makes us not fear the outcome because God never fails. Paul in 2nd Corinthians 4:16-18 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day: For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Whatever trouble you are in today, fix your eyes on Jesus, Allow Him to work things out for your good, trust in this God who knows what He is doing. He will not mess up your life, He is for you. The troubles you see are temporary, focus on the unseen which is eternal. Find rest in the fact that through the hills and the valleys, God is in charge. If your boat is rocking, don’t look for ways to jump out, He is right there in the storm with you, He is not waiting for you on the other side of the trouble. When you see the dust, keep walking, those are His footsteps, don’t give up. All you need to do it to trust Him. Allow him to do what he wants to do without fearing the outcome.
May the eyes of our hearts be enlightened today, that we may walk in the hope that God knows His way in the whirlwinds.