It Pays To Think Ahead, God Does

“…for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” – Matthew 6:8

According to an article, Henry Ford asked some engineers to box the transmissions for his Model-T Fords in certain sized boxes. He gave meticulous dimensions and material instructions for these boxes. The builders were confused, but they did as they were told. When the transmissions were delivered, the factory workers took apart the boxes and used them for the floorboards! Mr. Ford was thinking ahead!

That’s what God does. He knows what we need even before we ask Him. We may not understand all of His ways, just like those workers who were boxing up the transmissions did not understand. We do not live by our understanding; we live by His promises. We live by faith and not by sight.

“for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Sometimes life throws us a curve. Sometimes things don’t quite work out the way we desire or planned. Is there something happening in your life right now that you don’t understand? Read Proverbs 3:5-6 and trust in the promise that He will direct your path.

 “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

Are you living your life on crooked paths? If so, trust in the Lord He Himself shall make them straight, or level, removing all obstacles out of the way. Or as one commentator puts it, they shall be under God’s direction and not your own. That’s a promise from our God and Creator Who does not lie.

Won’t you put your trust in the Lord to direct your paths in life? He loves you and wants you to rely on Him and not your own wisdom. You notice that in the very next verse, “Be not wise in your own eyes…”

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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