Faith = Trust in the hindsight of God who is outside of time

One of the many great things about journaling is that you can look back at past records with greater clarity because, well, you're looking into the past. When you write a journal entry it likely has a lot of questions, assumptions, hopes, etc of what's to come - i.e; 'How will this decision turn out?', or, 'will we get that place?', or, 'where will I be in a year from now?' At the time, we don't know, but we know that God knows - and that's exciting.

I was recently going through some journal entries I had been writing during a very tumultuous time in my life, wondering how things would pan out, and where I'd be a year from then. It was beautiful to see the faithfulness of God with this perspective. To think, He already knew where I'd be in that next year! So why would I trust my own reasoning or probabilities instead of His? I can't see into the future, but He sees the future as clear as we see the past (actually, He sees everything much clearer than we can see no matter which direction we're looking).

They say hindsight is 20/20, and that's debatable itself because even when we look back on what happened, we might get the details wrong, or still not grasp all the perspectives involved. But I love to think of this phrase when thinking of my future - that my future is already hindsight to God, and if hindsight is 20/20, then I ought to trust Him for it, and be sure that I'm following His lead.

This verse carried me during a pivotal time, and I commend it to you now - not only for pivotal times in your life, but to hold close and use as a decision-making-grid all the time:

"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

*Hint - read the whole chapter!

For such a time as this,
Pastor Jason

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