MARCH 20, 2018 ⎪A MUSIC CONFERENCE REFLECTION
BY CELESTE WISE
Sitting in the Friday night service of Higher Ground Rev. Ken Gurley made this statement, "When you can't track Him, you can trust Him." I dove for my phone and typed it down, the rest of his message seemed to float away as this statement reverberated in my brain.
When I think about trust, I always think about the story of Joseph. He was a young boy who was given dreams. He had a purpose and yet his life was one struggle after another. Thrown in the pit, sold to the Midianites, then sold to Potiphar, next slander and false accusations that led to prison, and finally he was led into the palace. All his life he had to deal with people hating and lying about him. The boy of dreams and purpose spent thirteen long years from the pit to the prison wondering if he heard correctly. Wondering if he really did have the dreams? Was he really called? Because even though he was in the palace his dreams still had yet to come to pass.
Reading his story knowing the outcome it is easy to gloss over and see God's hand in each stage. Yet, Joseph living through it had no idea the path God was leading him on. However, still Joseph trusted in a God he could not see or hear.
In the same way, I know God has a plan and purpose for my life. While I cannot see it yet and it feels as each day is harder than the one before. I chose to trust Him. Even though I cannot track Him. Even though I cannot see Him, and even though His voice is not thundering from Heaven. I can trust Him
As Job 23:8-10 says, "Behold, I go forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I do not perceive him; on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him. But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. (ESV)" I am thankful that He knows the way I take, and one day when my story is told it can be said that He indeed worked all things together for my good.