Not that the last six months haven’t been interesting and caused me to stop and wonder what God’s up to enough as it’s been, but some events this last week have resulted in those questions coming to the forefront of my mind even more than they do already.

I really have no idea what He is up to.

Many of us wish God were more visible.  We think that if we could see Him better or know what is going on, then faith would come more easily.

When we suffer, we long for God to speak clearly, to tell us the end of the story and, most of all, to show Himself.  But if He showed Himself fully and immediately, if He answered all the questions, we’d never grow; we’d never emerge from our chrysalis because we’d be forever dependent.

Paul Miller
A Praying Life, p. 193-194

I have no idea where the story of my life is going to end, let alone where the next possible twist in this chapter alone may take things.

As much there are days I do wish God were more visible, that I could see Him more clearly, or hear Him better, I know, too, that then it wouldn’t require any faith at all.

After all, I would always be able to flip to the end of the chapter or the end of the story and see where it was going to end and how I would get there.  Where’s the trust needed if I can “cheat” and see what’s coming next or how He’s going to work it all for His glory?

Since I first heard it decades ago, I’ve loved the song “Trust His Heart.”

I still love it, but once it was sung at my friend Carolyn’s funeral, I not only love it, but now I feel convicted by it too, reminded by the grace and faith with which my sweet friend lived her life.

Over the last couple of months I’ve found myself humming a few of the lines, in particular, and most especially, the chorus.  It’s a great song, especially for moments I’ve had over the last week or so, to have in my head and heart and to serve as a reminder that even when I don’t understand, I don’t see His plan, and I can’t trace His hand, that I still can trust His heart!

All things work for our good
though sometimes we don’t
see how they could.
Struggles that break our hearts in two
sometimes blind us to the truth.
Our Father knows what’s best for us.
His ways are not our own.
So when your pathway grows dim
and you just don’t see Him,
remember you’re never alone

God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand,
when don’t see His plan,
when you can’t trace His hand,
trust His Heart.

He sees the master plan.
He holds the future in His hand.
So don’t live as those who have no hope,
all our hope is found in Him.
We see the present clearly,
He sees the first and last.
And like a tapestry He’s weaving you and me,
to someday be just like Him

God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind.
So when you don’t understand,
when don’t see His plan,
when you can’t trace His hand,
trust His Heart.

He alone is faithful and true,
He alone knows what is best for you.

So when you don’t understand,
when don’t see His plan,
when you can’t trace His hand
trust His Heart.

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