Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
I don’t understand how it could possibly be God’s will for my daughter to live apart from her mother and her sister. It would make sense if she were being discipled or, at the very least, being encouraged to attend church. It would make even more sense if she were making disciples or, at the very least, encouraging folks to attend church. But she isn’t. And because she knows that I will encourage her to pray and read her Bible and insist that she go to church, she’d rather not talk to me. And I can’t imagine that this is how God planned it.
And the thing is, it doesn’t matter whether I understand it or whether I like it. He is sovereign, and nothing is beyond His control. It is the way it is for whatever reason, and He may or may not choose to reveal that reason to me. All I need to know is that He is faithful. I can trust Him.
And I do.