Daily Devotion – John 13:7 – You Don’t Understand

We don't understand what God is up to.

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7

We Don’t Have To Understand To Trust Him

We don’t understand what God is up to. And you know what? It frustrates us. OK, maybe I’m looping everyone into the same category. I won’t do that. I’ll speak only for myself, as I should.

I don’t always understand what God is up to, and it frustrates me. I just want to know. I’m planned. I don’t like surprises. I plan spontaneity. A plan makes me happy. It makes me feel safe.

But the funny thing about all of that is the fact that we really can’t know everything God is up to. Even if God let me in on the plan, I can’t fully understand it. And on this side of eternity, I won’t fully understand it.

So, slowly but surely, God is teaching me that I don’t need to understand it all the time. All I need to do is trust Him all of the time. How am I getting to this point? Well, God called me out.

One morning before work, God called me out. I was doing my morning routine, praying for Him to be with me. And He stopped me. He said, Chanel, why do you pray for Me to be with you if you won’t trust Me when I’m there? You’re mine, I’m always with you, but if you don’t trust Me, it doesn’t do much good now does it?

So, I’m trusting God. I’m trusting that I don’t have to understand it all, all the time, and I’m trusting the fact that He understands why He does what He does. Because let’s face it, if I don’t trust Him, do I prove that I really need Him?

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