Learn Something New (Proverbs 3:5-6)

It is gratifying to learn something new everyday.

In my professional life, I find this a relatively easy goal to accomplish. As a dermatopathologist, at least once a day, a relatively rare case comes across my microscope.  In fact, what I may see and diagnose once a year, the average physician may not see in 10 years. And for the truly rare case that I diagnose, another physician may not see in their lifetime.

But when it comes to learning something new from God, things are not always plainly evident. While many times, the new ideas or lessons He wants me to learn are obvious, with some lessons, only a glimpse of what God is doing in my life may be evident. And with still other lessons, I may never learn what the ultimate answer is until I am in His presence in Heaven; I simply need to learn to trust God.

We are conditioned to understand the meaning of events that happen in our lives and when we do not receive an immediate answer or events seem random and chaotic, we may become frustrated, even angry.  But this is not as unsatisfying as it may seem. God uses these times to grow our faith, if you trust Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

The greatest daily lesson is learning to trust God with all the answers and to be grateful that He allows us to obtain glimpses of His Providence, His Divine Hand overseeing our lives. It is not unsatisfying but reassuring that God is in control.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can be assured that God is in control. Will you take that first step and come to Him?

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.