WE PLACE way too much emphasis on things we see rather than things that are real. We judge our lives by what is visible to the naked (or dressed up) eye.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me”. Proverbs 8:17
No matter how much we attempt to dress up our vision with our physical view, it just doesn’t make sense. I confess…I still sit here trying to figure things out… trying to make sense of it all. Those aspects of life going on around me that intermittently boggle my mind; People suffering from health challenges, financial deficiencies, relationship turmoil, family disputes, senseless killings, early demise and struggles beyond one’s imagined capacity to cope.The one saving grace in all this visual compilation of confusing chaos is that it doesn’t take long before someone else’s visual reality reminds you that someone is worse off than you, shifting your life back into its proper perspective.
I am a learner by nature (and by gifting). I am always attempting to figure things out, to make sense of it all. This fervent quest to provide an explanation for “why” has led me to explore many soul-searching paths in hopes of leading me to that one door of “flood light” understanding, a most illuminating “aha’ moment. I am validated in my quest for answers.
Proverbs 7:4 confirms that for me. “Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, you are my sister and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend”.
Proverbs 8:8,9 further comforts me in knowing that Wisdom is giving me permission to seek. “All the works of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God). They are all plain to him who understands (and opens his heart) and right to those who find knowledge (and live by it)”.
Continued validation comes from Proverbs 8:17 as Wisdom ensures me, “I love those who love me and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.”
SO, I PRESS ON in my quest for understanding. Will I find all the answers? No. I’m not supposed to, as long as I am basing my answers on what I see. There is a strong contrast between what we see and what we know, those things we know to be real. What I know is that God is real, that He is in control, and that He is my Father. I trust that all is in His hands and no matter what I don’t understand, no matter how confusing things may be, I trust Him in His ways that go beyond my miniscule worldly understanding.
I MAY NOT KNOW much as I continue to seek understanding.
WHAT I DO KNOW is that God is leading me on the path He needs me to take as He guides me to all that is real.