The older I get the more I believe we don’t always get to see what God is up to behind the scenes of our lives. As I’ve been sharing my thoughts on a lonely year, one of the questions I consistently get is “Can you now look back and see why God took you through this lonely journey?” My honest answer has been, “Not really!”
Now, this isn’t to say that I don’t have more clarity in 2018 and that I don’t have a greater understanding of some of what God needed to teach me through the loneliness of 2017. However, I’m not sure I will ever know all that God was doing behind the scenes, deep in my heart and soul.
In fact, at the end of the day, I don’t think my ability to look back and see or know what God was doing is really even the point.The point was me deepening my trust and faith in the midst of not seeing and not knowing.
This is the journey of faith:
“For we walk by faith, not by sight…”2 Corinthians 5:7
When I can’t see what God is up to in the hard times, I can simply learn to trust He is up to important things in helping me grow and become who He made me and called me to be. It’s not always good or easy, but I can always live in peace and contentment as I learn to trust Him more.
I hope you’re learning to trust Him more and that your growing to deeper places of peace and contentment regardless of the challenges you face in life!