Mr. Kralik (to Miss Novak, upon revealing to her that he was her anonymous pen-pal): “Are you disappointed?”
Miss Novak: “Psychologically, I’m very confused… but personally, I don’t feel bad at all.”
– from The Shop Around the Corner, 1940

There’s been a lot on my mind lately. I’m not psychologically confused like Miss Novak liked to say, but sometimes I don’t know exactly what to think. Or how to act on what I believe.

Sometimes life is just confusing.

I have found, though, that when life is confusing, God is still exactly who He has always been. What I mean to say is that He is constant. Always the same. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8, NIV

That is really encouraging to me. To know that the same One who created our universe, the One who parted seas, the One who raised the dead, the One who died for us… He is still the same today. He is the One I worship, the One I live my life to follow, the One who still works miracles today.

And so with that in mind, when life takes a confusing turn, it reassures me to know that He is still here, still waiting for me to learn to just let go of everything and trust Him rather than trying to figure silly things out on my own.

These verses in Proverbs.. I could quote them in my sleep, I know them so well. But somehow applying them isn’t always so simple.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV

It occurred to me the other day that I’ve got to trust Him with all my heart in multiple ways. Meaning I have to put every ounce of trust I possibly have in Him. Trust Him in every part of my heart and life. That’s the way I have always read these verses. But I must also give Him every part of my heart and life with a trust so complete that it leaves room for nothing else — no holding back.

When I learn to trust Him so fully, to let go of everything I ever thought I knew, He will direct me and give me wisdom for those days when life is confusing.

Please continue praying, believing, and praising always for Jon and his family. If you’ve not done so yet.. please catch up on Jon and Amy’s story!