I can hear you humming now..the catchy tune of Oceans. What a great song! It is fun to sing “trust without borders” but actually living it out, seems impossible. Without his grace it is impossible.
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand – Hillsong United
As someone who is in the season of walking the unknown, trusting God when it makes no sense and living a life of daily surrender, I can encourage you from my heart. He has taken me on a long journey of stripping me of what was comfortable, transforming my heart and giving me his perspective. You always have hope when you have his perspective. You no longer see your life with natural vision but clearly you see every detail with supernatural glasses. Without those glasses you will prematurely give up, therefore giving up on God’s greater plan for you. A plan beyond our wildest imagination. When you know without a shadow of a doubt that God has your back, then you can willingly surrender your past, present and future in his loving care.
God is not hitting pause on the dvd player of your life. In the process he is teaching us to press in, to love others well and to reflect his likeness, so we can be Jesus in a lost and hurting world. Staying focused on the results will always cause disappointment. God is more concerned about the process then he is the results. The results will rarely transform you but it’s the process that bears lasting fruit. In our result driven generation, we must know that he cares about our heart above all. He is not in a rush. It will be the richest time of your life if you truly trust the one who knows our timeline and holds every detail in his hands.
Your process may look different then mine, still it will be uncomfortable, painful and lonely at times. Cutting always is. Don’t be afraid. He is a loving gardner. We must humble ourselves and allow him to change our character to reflect his. Let us live a life of purpose. I believe in you, take that brave first step!