This morning, I received a phone call from one of the vendors for my laboratory.
“Doctor, I’m calling you because you are one of the few people who would understand what has happened and be able to share my happiness.”
“Sure Jake,” I replied with interest. “What’s up?”
“I was just informed by my lawyers that the decision by Medicare to suspend my license has been reversed. We are free of the legal problems that we have spent nearly two years resolving. This is the best news in the 40 years in the history of our laboratory!”
“That is wonderful news, Jake!”
Jake went on to explain the nuances of the decision and the travails he and his company had faced. He was correct, only people who are involved in the laboratory industry would understand the granular points of the decision. But anyone would understand the joy and elation that Jake had for his business. He was freed from the possibility of losing everything he and his father had labored for their entire lives.
Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matthew 6:25-26 (NKJV)
There are many decisions in life when only the involved parties can truly understand the minute details. God often works this way in our lives as well. We pray and commit to a plan of action and ask God to provide direction and guidance. We may experience subtle changes in behavior within ourselves and others with whom we interact. We see events unfolding that may appear to direct our actions. We may wonder whether what is occurring is God’s providence and direction. We may not understand all the steps He takes to accomplish His purposes in our lives, but in the end, we do see the awesome results! In this passage, Jesus reminds us that God loves us and cares for us, even if we cannot understand how He does this. He simply loves us and wants His very best for our lives.
God always understands and cares for us in a way that no one else is able.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.