We all know the story: boy meets girl, they fall in love, but girl is too scared to give her heart away. I’m not just talking about any ordinary couple though; I’m talking about the Creator of the universe and us.
I’ve noticed more and more lately just how scared we are to trust our lives to God and to believe that He will come through for us. It’s as if we think God would give us anything less than His best, as if God doesn’t know exactly what we need. Sometimes we even fall into believing the lie that maybe God doesn’t want us to be happy. Somewhere along the way, we have forgotten that God desires good for us. He cannot not want our good. It would be against who He is. Just think of all He went through for us here on Earth: He was beaten, bruised, mocked, and murdered for us. He puts our good and welfare so far above His own comfort and wellbeing.
So often we get so caught up trying to figure out God’s will for us. We drive ourselves crazy waiting for God to whisper in our ear what the answer to our question is, what job to take, who to date, or what to do with our lives. Don’t get me wrong, these intentions are wonderful and holy. Seeking after God’s will in a world as broken and twisted as this one is a remarkable thing. But I think sometimes in all of our striving, we miss the point. We let the stress of making decisions be bigger than our faith in God’s plan for us. God is good. He will take care of us. God made us exactly how we are. He knows we get confused and sometimes we can’t hear His voice. But don’t you think God, who created the universe and gravity and wrote the laws of math and physics and literally everything else ever, can overcome our humanness? God’s ability to speak to us is so much greater than our inability to listen to Him.
We have to let God be God
If we are well formed in the truth, if we are frequenting the sacraments, and we don’t have major sin in our lives, God’s will is written on our hearts. He will lead us towards where He wants us to go. If there is a path He wants us on, He will get us there. It takes faith to trust that God will make sure His will is done in our lives. We have to let God be God. When He wanted Paul to change his ways and become one of the most prominent disciples, God smacked Paul in the face and blinded him. When He wanted Esther to be bold and courageous, He inspired her to stand up to the king and save her people. God has every power imaginable to do whatever He chooses in our lives. If we desire to do His will, He will make sure we are doing His will.
If we find ourselves feeling anxious about a situation in our lives, we need to ask ourselves why we have lost our trust in our Father who loves us. We can’t trust someone we don’t know. Maybe we’ve lost touch with our Father, and maybe it’s time to reconnect with Him.
God doesn’t stop halfway. If He can bring you out of your sin and into the life of grace you’re living now, why would He just leave you there? God has a beautiful and crazy awesome plan for every single one of our lives. If we are truly seeking His will, He will never let us miss out on that adventure.
God will take care of you. Trust Him.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31