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Trusting God’s Preparations

“Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.”

Francis Chan

Years ago, a friend spoke I Corinthians 2:9 over me. “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” Prepared means to “make ready beforehand for some purpose, use or activity.”

This reminds me of the preparations I make prior to having guests over for a meal. I’m preparing the house – cleaning, setting the table, cooking and baking. I’m praying each heart will be ministered to. Our guests don’t see or hear and most likely are not thinking about what I’m doing in order to get ready for our evening together.

I’m the same way when invited over to a friend’s house. There is not an ounce of worry or concern about the preparations they’re doing. And I definitely don’t wring my hands thinking, Oh, what if everything isn’t ready for me when I arrive. Instead, I look forward to being with them and receiving from them. I trust most everything will be prepared by the time I arrive. I rest in that they’ve got this, realizing tonight isn’t my responsibility, it’s theirs.

Likewise, I need to trust God and relax, knowing He’s working behind the scenes, getting everything ready. I don’t need proof – to see, hear or think, about all He’s doing. I just need to arrive and receive what He’s prepared ahead for me. I used to think I had to do everything by myself. The truth is: God’s in this and on this, making preparations so I can fulfill His purpose, the reason He created me.

Nothing I’ve seen, heard or thought comes close to what God has up His sleeve for me! I have a small inkling of God’s destiny, but as far as specifics, I’m in the dark for all He has in store. God goes ahead of me, setting life’s circumstances up and placing the people I need so I’m able to embrace my promise land. The only prerequisite for me to receive and enjoy the fruit of God’s labors, is that I love Him (I Corinthians 2:9).

God is setting things up, getting them ready ahead of time and making all the necessary preparations for the specific purposes He has in mind for you. That’s His responsibility and all you need to do is to rest, receive and enjoy what He has prepared for you.

“If God was faithful to you yesterday, you have reason to trust Him for tomorrow.”

Woodrow Kroll

Relevant Reflection:

In what area do you need to rest and believe that God is busy making the preparations ahead?