How many times have you said (or heard), “If I only knew then what I know now?” Sometimes we say to our children “you’ll understand when you’re older”. We use all kinds of sayings to convey a truth that we ‘know’ … yet we do not live like we know.
WHAT IF instead we said, “IF I KNEW NOW … WHAT I WILL KNOW THEN?” The waiting game … not knowing … worrying, fretting, stressing. We all do it … yet, over and over we have to come back to the truth. The truth is WE KNOW WHO DOES KNOW. But, in our frail little human minds, we continually go back to pick it up and worry over things we have no control over. God KNOWS … HE knows. Our worries of the second, the hour, the day, the week, the month, the year(s) … HE KNOWS.
Time … He created time for us … the seconds, the hours, the days, the weeks, the months, the years … all so we could ‘manage’ and not be overwhelmed by life. Our life is broken down into manageable increments of time for our benefit. GOD does not need time to manage His plan. We impose our need for time on God.
So we need to take a deep breath and trust and wait while He unfolds His plan for our life in time … time we need (not Him). Remember, time means nothing to God … what seems loooooooong to us … is less than a blink to Him … not even one of our ‘seconds’.
No matter what you are going through … remember, you will KNOW someday so trust TODAY in Him that KNOWS today what will be THEN. Also, remember that sometimes you may never know why but, you KNOW Him that knows ALL.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
5Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.