I remember being one confused believer some years ago. I wanted to do God’s will, but was afraid to miss out on what He really had for me. How was I going to know what was truly best for my life? I realize today that it is not so much about knowing what to do next, but rather, it is about having faith that God can lead us, and that He has a good plan for our lives.
At first glance, Mary could have been infinitely worried about getting pregnant with Jesus because she wasn’t yet married, and who would believe her to be miraculously pregnant with the Son of God? But God knew what He was doing. He revealed His will to Joseph when it mattered most. Joseph took Mary as his wife, and raised Jesus as his own son.
God doesn’t change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17, NIV) If God took care of Mary then, He can take care of us now. We may not be carrying Jesus in our bellies, but Christ lives in us. And we can all remember how He kept and protected us even when we didn’t know Him.
God is good, He has a good plan for our lives, and He takes good care of us. Let’s pray that He gives us the faith to believe so. If we desire to do God’s will, He will lead us on the right path. “For
the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” (Psalm 1:6, NIV) We only need to focus on the Lord and His will. He will show us the way.