I reminded myself this very morning of this same simple truth. I have been known to over-think matters. What about you? Not only that, I often grow frustrated with others who appear to be thinking too little.
This morning I read in John chapter nine of a young man who had an encounter with Jesus. As is always the case after such an encounter the result was drastic change, miraculous even. People noticed.
They did not instantly rejoice with him. Instead the people around him were suspicious, questioning, doubtful. They wanted answers, demanded answers. The young man did not know. He did not understand it all. He could not explain exactly what had happened, at least not to their satisfaction.
Finally, he declared that he did not know the answers that they demanded but, he DID know one thing. I want to encourage you this morning to stop fretting over what you do not understand and rejoice in what you do know! What you do know is enough to celebrate, to embrace and to find hope in.
What that young man said was “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!””
John 9:25 NLT
So, this morning I have a few things to declare myself and would invite you to do the same!
I don’t know it ALL but this I know…
I was blind but now I can see!
I was lost but now I am found!
I was empty but now I am filled!
I was hesitant but now I am sure!
I was without hope and now I hope again!
I was weak but now I’m strong!
I was without music in my soul and now it is filled with song!
I was hurt and unable to forgive but now I can walk in grace!
I was weary but now I am strengthened for this race!