He Will Not Fail

Originally published Thursday, 14 November 2013.

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” –John 13:7 (NIV)

When I was in college, I bounced back and forth between what I wanted to study. I was interested in several different things and honestly, choosing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life felt overwhelming, scary and almost impossible. All my friends seemed to have things figured out, so what was my problem?

After six years and after taking a variety of classes ranging from creative writing and speech therapy to design history and mass media, I graduated with a degree in interior design. However, I still had no clue where I was going to land for a job.

But God knew.

After several months, an opportunity arose with the company where I had interned my last semester of college. My varied background of writing and design provided the skills I needed to qualify for the job. Looking back, I realize that while I felt like I was floundering about in school and while I felt like I didn’t have it together, God was working it all out for my good. My background in design and writing was the foundation that God has built my career on. While my college years may have felt like a confusing mess to me, He knew all along they were exactly what I needed for His plan.

Knowing that truth, why do I still struggle when life gets confusing, when it doesn’t make sense? Christ has proven to me that it will work out. I just have to trust Him. But sometimes, most of the time, I just want so badly to know how the season I’m in is going to pan out. I don’t like waiting, I don’t like wondering. I just want to know.

That’s when He whispers, “Trust Me.”

That’s what it’s about. Christ doesn’t want me to worry or to be afraid or to try to figure out things on my own. He just wants me to trust Him. He wants me to rely on Him and to put one foot in front of the other, walking day by day, holding His hand and trusting that He will not fail.

He won’t. Just trust Him.