“If we wait till we have clear enough vision to see the expected end before we stay our mind upon Him who is our Strength, we shall miss an opportunity that will never come again: we shall never know the blessing of the unoffended. Now is the time to say, ‘My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise,’ even though as we say the words there is no sense of exultation” (Amy Carmichael).
Faith means not knowing and trusting anyway. It’s being certain in the midst of uncertainty without knowing how everything will resolve. It’s knowing the end result but not how you will get there.
I love the idea of staying your mind on God. To me, it means you cease striving and working out every possible scenario in your head. To stay your mind is to release the illusion of control and have the simple faith of a child, knowing everything will work out for good.
May we choose every day to stay our minds on God and not on our circumstances or our problems.