But Wait Lord I Am Confused….. You Said: Trusting God Amidst Contradictions

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Psalm 37:5
 Give your way over to the Lord. Trust in Him also. And He will do it

I know many would say God doesn’t contradict himself, which is indeed very true for God is not a man that he should lie however, I have come to find out in my walk the Lord indeed allows many contradictions, many detours and many delays….why?? To not only purify our love but, grow our trust and confidence in him. Man it has been that season for me.  Being tested, pruned, tried, refined to be tested all over again. Have you ever find yourself excited writing down an amazing promise from the Lord just to find out the process was not at all what you had expected. Your first reaction is to say…..wait a minute wait a minute this is not what you told me Lord and he says ” but will you trust me through the process and believe what I said”. The Lord has a funny way of giving promises and direction without ever telling you the cost involved lol I believe he does that on purpose because if we knew the cost many of us would recoil in fear and say no. However, he gets us at a place when are hearts are open and willing to follow him anywhere and we find him ever so near when we find ourselves at a contradiction, a delay and  detours.

Many times during these “test” that come in a form of contradictions which is when the circumstance looks completely opposite from what he spoke to said or delays; when its a lot longer then you thought or you have to now wait on that promise and detour; when you find yourself veering off in another direction that you thought you were meant to go. I have come to find out in all of these circumstances it comes down to ME. What “I” thought it should look like, be or the path that “I” think would best get me there. Oh how I am learning and frequently forget its not about ME buts is all about Jesus. In these moments is when our true nature, our true murmurings of our heart come out and many times its eeky. We find ourselves frustrated, angry, bitter, resentful, complaining, discontent while the whole time the Lord is wanting to kill our nature and give us his. Which is patient, kind, makes no record of wrongs, is selfless, sacrificial and obedient.

I am reminded of people like Joseph, David, Moses, Abraham who were all given amazing promises from the Lord but, had many contradictions, detours and delays from the process to the promise (wait a minute side not that is a sermon title alright holy spirit lol) Joseph was promised to be King over all his family they would bow down to him but in the process he was thrown in prison and had various delay for 13 years until until his promise was fulfilled. David was anointed king and in the process was chased into a cave and on the run for over a year until his promise: he reigned as King, Moses was called to lead the children of Israel into the promise land and in the process had to endure with the children of Israel with their complaining for 40 years until the promise: reaching the promise land. Abraham was promised a son and in the process had to wait 10 years however became impatient had Ishmael until his promise: Issac came

So I am coming to understanding in the testing, in the breaking and in trusting God he allows contradictions, delays and detours from the process to the promise. What promise in your life has God granted you that seems to be not what you expected? That seems to be taking forever? That seems to be taking you down a direction you never imagined? Will you still trust him, that what he said he will do. (speaking to myself here lol)

Nana will you trust him and put confidence in Jesus?

My friend will you trust him?…..

-From Jesus with Love

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “But Wait Lord I Am Confused….. You Said: Trusting God Amidst Contradictions

  1. Katlego says:

    Hello how are you?.. Lol… Currently I’m on a trial which seems COMPLETELY different from what GOD has promised me. And it’s true what you said: one comes to realize that it’s not about ME. I’ve realized that the story, since well the Lord God revealed the end from the beginning, does not belong to me, and for that reason the story has to end in such a way that it’ll Glorify Him…why did I think that just because I’m chosen to be part of this story then it’s about me, GOD IS CLEARING THAT ALL OUT. I’m thankful to Him that although the trial still leaves pain and sorrow in my heart, but through the help of the Holy Spirit I’ve chosen to embrace and endure my trial because I know that He is Faithful. Thank you very much for sharing, because it comforts to know that one is not the only one in a fiery of furnace, and at the end it’ll give Him all the Glory He deserves!❤️❤️❤️

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    • My Heart Overflowing says:

      Aww, Amen sis, I am so glad that this can be an encouragement to you. I never know that the Lord allowed contradictions until I said yes to Jesus and he is indeed reminding me that its all bout him and not us and he uses these “contradictions” to test our heart and watch our attitudes in these moments just to be tested again lol. Lord help us I am thankful to have another sister I am able to encourage in the fiery furnace which means were learning to become more like Christ! God bless you!

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