The Lord works things out for me and when looking back I feel much gratitude, to the point of tears. Is it possible to have so much faith so as to not work things out but just solely believe that He’ll care for me? (No planning, no safety net, and no “just in case.” It’s certainly not the world’s idea of being responsible for myself. PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT: Being responsible for myself is relying on me -not the Lord- to care for me. PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT: “The Lord helps those who help themselves” … NO “The Lord helps those who trust Him”… it’s all about faith.)
James said to ask in faith -nothing wavering- and I believe it also means to have no expectations, like, “I don’t know how the Lord will care for me but just have many promises in the scriptures that He will, and I trust the scriptures and the Lord; not my will but His, after all my thoughts are not His and He knows what’s best for me more than I know myself.”
- “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
Jesus said to consider the lilies in the field that they didn’t “toil or spin” and yet the Lord clothed them and that He would care for me and guide me when I let Him; He also said the Lord knew what I needed before I asked.
- “And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
Proverbs says to completely trust the Lord and always acknowledge Him and then He will guide me.
- “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
It seems best to trust the Lord-without expectation, just live my life, only do what’s in my power and not worry about the rest. Knowing how it’s done isn’t as important as knowing (beyond a shadow of doubt) that He will. I feel to experiment upon the Lord’s words and prove Him.