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Embarking on a journey led by God can be a perplexing experience for many Christians. The uncertainty of the path ahead can make it challenging to discern whether it is truly God’s guidance or one’s own desires. However, it is intriguing to consider that God may sometimes lead us through parables to test our faithfulness and reveal His will at the end of the journey. This type of leading can only be followed by those whose hearts are firmly rooted in God and have learned to rely on His sovereignty.

As Charles Spurgeon once said, “The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the Christian rests his head.” No one can fully comprehend God’s ways, and if we could, He would cease to be God. The Bible describes the vast difference between human understanding and God’s wisdom as the distance between Heaven and Earth. God reveals things to us in parts, allowing us to endure the journey with Him for our own good, and to keep our hearts humble.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 states, “He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does” (GNB). It is God’s wisdom to orchestrate events according to their perfect timing, and it is the beauty of His people to trust Him throughout the process. God grants us the privilege of knowing His plans for our lives and destinies, but because we are prone to stray from the path, He initiates a system of dissatisfaction with knowledge to keep our hearts perpetually trusting in Him until the fulfillment of His plans.

During these times of uncertainty, God may remain silent or provide just enough revelation for a single step, while sustaining joy and hope in our hearts despite the challenges we face. It takes those who can draw from the well of His word and find nourishment through the guidance of the Holy Spirit to continue on the journey.

The extent of the journey depends on our ability to constantly refer back to what God has said from the beginning and our faith in the “sure word of prophecy” that has been tested and proven infallible. Habakkuk’s prayer and God’s response in Habakkuk 2:1-3 remind us that the answer to our prayers is for an appointed time. God cautions us not to be discouraged by the passing of time, as what He has spoken will surely come to pass when the time is right.

Phyllis Hendry Halverson’s testimony on knowing and applying Scriptures in the LLJ Encounter Workshop Video, is a great tool to listen to. As it passes a message on how one could hold God by His word.

May we receive the grace to believe in what God has spoken from the beginning, for it shall speak at the end.

Attend our Encounter Workshop and see Phyllis’ testimony on knowing and applying Scriptures. 

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