God has a way of taking all these little things in our lives and pointing them all to the same specific thing. Sometimes it’s a little scary. For instance, last night I was talking to one of my friends about how sometimes I feel judged, but that it was probably because I judge people myself. I said I needed to stop and I was working on it. This morning, when I checked my Bible app’s verse of the day, guess what verse it was?
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” -Luke 6:37 ESV
Or! Maybe I’ll be really realizing how I need to actually ask God to know what He wants me to do. Enter Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (ESV)
Perhaps it will be more along the lines of Wow, I’ve been really not acting on my faith; just doing and saying what I feel like. There’s a verse for that too! Ephesians 4:22-24. I’ll let you look that one up.
^^I wrote the above back in November. Yeah I know it’s been a long time since then. But that doesn’t make it any less true. God continues to work in very specific ways. Proverbs 16:9 is one way that God has spoken to me since the last time I added to this post. It’s a comfort, knowing that God has a plan, and He directs us even when we aren’t paying attention! It’s all about being willing to be spoken to. And actually listening and doing.
God isn’t a God of confusion. I’ve found, for me, that if I’m confused it’s because I’m refusing to look at the whole picture or I’m not listening to something I know I need to do but don’t wanna. But when I actually put that aside, God meets me where I am, gives me wisdom, direction, and grace for today.