Watching the memorial service yesterday for George Floyd, I was left thinking about the joint pandemic of racism and covid-19. It led me to ask this question – when things happen in your life that you donâ€™t plan, do you find yourself trying to reason it all out, or looking for a place to file it all in your mind? What happens when you canâ€™t find a â€œfileâ€ to put it in? What if you canâ€™t make sense of it all?
This may be an answer: create a file in your thinking called an â€œI Donâ€™t Understand Itâ€ file. When things come up that donâ€™t make sense or you canâ€™t figure out, instead of losing hope or becoming confused, simply put it in your â€œI Donâ€™t Understand Itâ€ file and leave it alone by faith.
Today, especially at this time, donâ€™t start moving forward with old frustrations. Donâ€™t carry bitterness into your season of new beginnings. Donâ€™t put a question mark where God has placed a full stop. Trust that He is good. Trust that He is working things out for your good. Keep believing, keep praying, keep hoping for the future. Let go of what didnâ€™t work out and whatâ€™s causing you stress, and get ready for the new season God has prepared for you!
â€œLord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me.â€
(Psalm 131:1, NKJV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, right now I surrender my unexplained questions; I surrender my negative past; I surrender my frustrations; I surrender my need to have all the answers in my â€œGod take care of itâ€ file. God, I trust that You have all the answers, and You will reveal all things in time. Teach me not to stress and worry about world events, because you are still in control, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.