Have you ever had uncertainty and nagging questions pounding in your head with no real answer in sight? I have.
- Where do we go from here?
- Where will the help come from?
- Are we going to make it through this?
- Will we really be better on the other side of this?
These questions circled through my head and I couldn’t see any clear-cut answer.
Maybe a few days away would clear our heads, bring a new perspective and rest our weary bodies.
We drove down the highway with music jamming through the speakers.
My feet rested on the dash and I gazed out the window.
The scenery blurred together as the sun began to set. My gaze moved in closer and my eyes fell on the words printed across the side door mirror, “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.”
My eyes and thoughts rested on those words.
“Whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it — not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it— they will be blessed in what they do.” ~ James 1:25
The answer is closer than it appears.
My initial gaze at my looming task list was carrying me to the far edges and I was overwhelmed. My to-do list and mounting job assignments were overriding the knowledge of the Truth right in front of me.
The answer of what I really needed was closer than it appeared.
Freedom comes when we go back to the basics.
The basics of His plan, His purpose and His doing.
- Stay on point and remember His words spoken in the quiet places of prayer.
- Keep believing and moving forward… that’s when the blessing comes.
We can’t always see the clear direction.
We don’t always have the complete answer.
Sometimes He simply asks us to take the next step in faith.
- We trust His direction without knowing the final destination.
- We trust the answer will come when the answer is needed.
His Presence is closer than it sometimes appears.
- The blessing comes in remaining faithful.
- The blessing comes in continuing with His plan.
If you are in a place of questioning, a place of uncertainty and you’re not sure where or when the answer is coming…
- Hold tight.
- Continue being faithful.
- Continue doing the right thing.
- Continue in His direction.
The answer is closer than it appears.
My dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Do not let anything move you. Always give yourselves completely to the work of the Lord. Because you belong to the Lord, you know that your work is not worthless. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58
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Wow, Rachel. You’ve summed up my past year, my current journey. Having you as a next door neighbor over at Anita’s is sheer gift today.
Thank you …
So glad these words were an encouragement to you today! Thanks for jumping in and sharing!
These words come as a direct answer to prayer today. Thanks for being the messenger!
So glad these words came as an encouragement to you today! Blessings, Rachel
So often it seems like I am trying to find that answer and it isn’t there, but as you reminded me, the answer is often closer than it appears. Oh how true are those words. Thanks for a great post.
You are so welcome, Tara! Thanks for stopping over and jumping into the conversation! Good to see you, friend!
Thank you Rachel. Such an encouragement 🙂 I don’t have to have all the answers to do the next right thing.
Thanks, Angela! Blessings on your day!
Beautiful words! God’s presence may be closer than it appears. I love the car mirror analogy and the verse from James. Your words have left me thinking what this looks like for me when my focus gets pulled away by life rather than directed by God. Blessings!
Thank you, Mary! Yes, that day in the car was a big eye opener for me. And I’m reminded of the Truth again and again as I look out my window! Thanks for stopping over and jumping in!
God is so good. This was EXACTLY what I needed to read this morning. It’s so hard when I don’t know where to turn and I have to remember that sometimes it’s OK to just keep going until God shows me something different.
That’s right! One step in front of the other! so glad it was a blessing to you!
Such encouraging words, Rachel. Staying the course and fixing our eyes on truth are often the only way to truly find the answers we seek. Great to catch up with you here. Blessings!
I was just thinking about you the other day and thinking I needed to get back into the swing of visiting my blogging friends after the craziness of the holidays! Good to see you again! 🙂
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