At the beginning of the year, I felt the Lord say that 2020 would be a time for stripping away the false securities and unconscious mindsets that I’d built to help me feel in control, and to fully hand over all aspects of my life to HIM. This included my finances, promises from Him, my desire for a more rewarding job, and my calling to go back to school. At the end of 2019, I felt all of these things were out of control and unsettled–nothing had worked out the way I had planned–and my own systems of coping and recovering were not bringing me any form go healing or peace in the process.
I felt the Lord tell me to stop trying to take care of it myself and instead to trust him. He reminded me over and over of the verse in Luke 11:11-13 (TPT): “Let me ask you this: Do you know of any father who would give his son a snake on a plate when he asked for a serving of fish? Of course not! Do you know of any father who would give his daughter a spider when she had asked for an egg? Of course not! If imperfect parents know how to lovingly take care of their children and give them what they need, how much more will the perfect heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit’s fullness when his children ask him.”
Father God is the perfect parent: He loves us unconditionally, forgives with overwhelming grace, and only has good things in mind for us, his children, whom he created and has known since the beginning of time. Father God is all-knowing, and all-powerful. So then why do we think we know better than Him? Why do we think we can handle it ourselves?
This month, I want to ask those questions of God–why don’t we truly trust you?–and see the way He restores hope, dignity, and love to our relationship and connection. It’s no question that a lot of Faith and Trust will be needed as the World continually shifts and changes. And if Father God desires to give us the “Fish and eggs” through the Holy Spirit, what is stopping us from trusting that He will?