Pastor's Pen, November 2011

I saw this quote from a friend on facebook:  "We cannot always trace God's hand, but we can always trust God's heart." -Charles Spurgeon  If I pause long enough I realize that I spend a lot of time trying to trace God’s hand.  In other words, I want to figure everything out.  I want all the plans God has for me laid out in front of me so I can see them.  I want to know what is around the next turn in this journey.  I want everything to make sense.

Life doesn’t work that way, does it?  We most often can’t see the next turn in our journey and many times it seems we struggle to see the path beneath our feet.  Nothing seems  to make much sense these days.  And I never really have been very good at figuring everything out.

But, and I like the transition that word brings, I can always trust God’s heart.  It’s enough to know that God knows the plan that God has for me.  I don’t have to know them.  It’s enough to know that the Lord is our Good Shepherd and he leads our way around that next turn.  

So instead of spending so much time trying to trace God’s hand, perhaps we could all follow Spurgeon’s advice and “trust God’s heart.”

In Christ,