“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” - Psalms 27:13 NLT
Read that again: “I am confident that I will see the Lord’s goodness.” This is something we need to settle in our minds. Surrendering our lives totally to God can be a challenge if we don’t know what our Father wants us to do. “What if He wants me to go to a poverty stricken area… or somewhere dangerous… or to give away things that I’ve worked hard my whole life for…?” Well, what if He wants to do something you’ll think is awesome…?
Too often our reservations are based around what we want, but here’s the thing, we don’t own our lives. We were bought with the valuable price of Jesus own blood and if you have accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour, then you have surrendered your life to Him, but that is actually really exciting — God Himself says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jer 29:11 NIV)
He has great plans for you. You can safely trust Him, even with your ‘what if’s’. You don’t need to be afraid of what your Father has for you. Regardless of what He asks you to do, say, be or even where to go, His plans have a purpose for an incredible outcome. You can be assured of your Father’s goodness, so be free and lean into Him. You will be amazed at how incredible the journey will be.
“I declare that my confidence is in Jesus Christ and because my confidence is in Him, I will see the goodness of the Lord…”