How often have I found this to be true. How many times do I look back at events and circumstances that didn’t make sense at the time but only become clear in hindsight? How many times have I had that a-ha moment when I finally understood what God was up to?
I admit that I’m a bit slow when it comes to trusting God. Even though I have a thousand reasons for faith, I still choose doubt and anxiety. I still cling to my scenarios that magnify the problems but minimize God and His goodness. Take for instance all the times I’ve had car issues (and there have been more than a few over the years). I still tend to envision the worst case scenario instead of relying on what I know to be true of God based on His proven track record.
But I think I’m learning.
That’s why God commanded His people to set up memorials all over the place back in ye Old Testament times. People were as forgetful then as they are now — as I am now. The current Goliath you’re facing may appear to be bigger than he really is and can give you amnesia to all the other times when you watched as the giants fell.
Thankfully God is more patient than we are slow to learn. We get lots of chances to see faith rewarded and hope reborn. And yes, one day it will all make perfect sense. One day we won’t need faith because we will see it all perfectly as God sees it all now.
Lord, we believe. Help our unbelief.