Letting Go of the Need to Know

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Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:4-5 (NIV)
 
 
I read for hours yet found no answer.
I prayed, “Father, I still don’t understand, and this Bible hasn’t helped.” I closed my Bible and tossed it to my nightstand. It slid and fell to the floor. “I know you can talk to me directly, so what’s the truth? Is it really ‘once saved, always saved’?”
 No answer.
“God, you must tell me!”  I cried. “Doesn’t the Bible promise you’ll answer every question I ask?”
To my surprise, I finally heard an answer. The Holy Spirit whispered, “Son, where did you get that idea?”
I stood speechless.
I made the need to know an idol and forgot to act on what I did know. This is a common pitfall for Christians, but if we trust in God, he has the power to pull us out of this trap.
 
Prayer: Father, thank you for your faithfulness. I accept that You are omniscient and I am not. Give me faith to trust in Your word, and give me power to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to sow the seeds You’ve given me. Amen.
BIO:  Daniel Segura is a freshman in college who has a passion for Jesus, music, and writing. A new member of Wordsowers, he has broadened his writing this past year and has even combined all his passions by writing songs about Jesus.   

 

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