The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"It is enough to know that He knows, and will guide us in both light and darkness according to His perfect awareness and understanding."
There are no gray areas in God's heart and mind. Life is life, death is death. Good is good, evil is evil. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Knowledge is knowledge, ignorance is ignorance.
"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all" ( I John 1:5).
Our hearts and minds, conversely, do not possess the capacity to see matters so clearly. Whether philosophically or practically, our lives sometimes present challenges in which it is not easy to definitively know and understand. Thankfully, most matters can be delineated by believers through Biblical and prayerful consideration, the counsel of others, and the spiritual thinking made possible by the Holy Spirit.
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).
"To be spiritually minded is life and peace" (Romans 8:6).
"In the multitude of counselors, there is safety" (Proverbs 11:14).
In those times when matters remain uncertain, one path does lie clearly before us. "Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not" (Jeremiah 33:3). We definitively seek our Lord's guidance and His light, trusting that He will show us what we need to know. For those issues that seem to remain gray, we recognize that since we have committed our lives and well being to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, so long as "His understanding is infinite," all will be well. It is enough to know that He knows, and will guide us in both light and darkness according to His perfect awareness and understanding (Psalm 147:5).
Every believer will at times express, with a sense of consternation, "Lord, I do not understand." Doubtless, our Heavenly Father sympathizes with us in our uncertainty, and if we need illuminating and clarifying light, He will shine it upon us. If not, His Word and His Spirit beckon us to follow the old adage, "When we cannot understand the way of God's hand, we trust the faithfulness of His heart." Yes, believers have entrusted our eternal lives and well being to the One for whom no gray areas exist. Long ago, the prophet answered well when queried in the desert about whether dry bones could live again. "O Lord God, Thou knowest" (Ezekiel 37:3). Such response ever lies before us as a path of certainty upon which to tread, and we can be sure that it will always be enough to know that He knows.
"For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when Thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him. Thou art my hiding place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye." (Psalm 32:6-8)
Weekly Memory Verse
The Lord thy God, He it is that shall go with thee.