I’ve been off of the blog for a couple of months because we have moved cross country and I haven’t been able to do any journaling. We don’t have a house right now and are living in our RV at a county park as camp hosts until we find a house. Everything is in storage, and life is kind of upside-down at the moment. But, today’s Scripture encourages me in that, we know God orchestrated this move despite all the difficulties we have encountered. Solomon is teaching his son about wisdom and discretion (or knowledge) and tells him, “My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion, so they will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck. Then you will walk in your way securely and your foot will not stumble.” (Proverbs 3:21-23 NASB1995)
Our move has been anything but easy. It seems like the Devil is throwing everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at us. We have had multiple breakdowns with the RV and as I am typing this my husband is fixing yet another problem. What we feel is, God must have something great for us to do here, or we wouldn’t have so much resistance from the enemy of our souls.
The life of a Believer is not always sunshine and roses, there are times when life gets hard! But God gives us wisdom in those times when we have hard decisions to make. In Proverbs 3:13 we are told that a man who finds wisdom is blessed. When we use the wisdom God gives us, we can have an assurance that we are walking in the will of God for our lives. This journey my husband and I have taken has been difficult, to put it mildly, but we are confident that this is where God wants us. He has a job for us to do. We can walk one step at a time, knowing we are doing what God has called us to do and so we rest in that knowledge.
We must hold on to the wisdom God gives us so that we can make good decisions. David Guzik, on The Enduring Word website, explains that, “Solomon told his son the importance of constant attention to God’s wisdom and discretion. This requires not only a life-diligence, but also an appropriately surrendered heart that recognizes that God’s wisdom and discretion are greater than my own. Constant attention to God’s wisdom and discretion brings real benefit to life.” When we surrender our lives to His direction and plan for our lives, we can rest assured that His plan is better than anything we can come up with and that His plan will never fail us.
As Solomon says, we can walk securely in the pathway God has planned for us and we will not stumble. (verse 23) Even when life is confusing and we don’t know which way to move, as long as we are using Godly wisdom in our decisions and walking in His plan for us, we have nothing to fear. We can be confident in the path He has chosen for us.
When we went through all of our “issues” with the trip here, there were times I wondered if we might have made a mistake. But inside me, God’s voice said, “Trust the path I have you on.” I know that God has something for us to do here, and as scary as that may seem, it’s also exciting. What that “something” is, I don’t know right now. But one thing I do know, I can walk securely in the knowledge that God has us in the palm of His hand, and as long as we use the wisdom He gives us, we can’t fail, falter, or fall.