Trusting That He Knows



“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.”
Jeremiah 29:11

 God has a plan for us. It is a plan for our good. His plan includes prosperity and hope.

Is it enough that we know that He knows what the plan is? Do we insist on knowing all the details in advance?

Knowing that He knows and being okay with not yet knowing ourselves is choosing to walk by faith. By its definition, faith includes an element of mystery—of not yet knowing but still trusting.

Pride demands to know.

Humility waits in faith.

Humility says, “I know God. I know that He knows. That is enough.”

Faith believes God has a good plan for tomorrow even when our today does not look or feel good. Abiding in Him means my circumstances do not dictate my reality.

Do you love God? Every person who has called on Him for salvation would say, “Yes, I love God.” If we love Him, we can also trust Him. Believe Him. Abide in Him—come what may.

Even if today brings heartache, frustration, disappointment, and hard things … even if today is painful … even if today is not unfolding according to my expectations … you and I can carry on and keep on. We can abide in Him by faith. We may not know all the “whys” and “what fors,” but we know Him. We know He has a plan. We know it’s a good plan.

We know Him. And He is enough. He is more than enough.

Laura Macfarlan