November 8

Written by Bill Grandi on November 8th, 2021

Even though we cannot see His hand we can trust His heart.

That is the statement that has been running through my mind this morning. I’m guessing it is not original with me (I wish), but if it isn’t, I am clueless as to where I heard or read it. But more importantly, I know it is true and it is absolutely essential that it be true.

On October 13, my daughter, Tami, had a heart attack. (I wrote about it). Minor or major does not matter-a heart attack is a heart attack. While it may have not been one that required a by-pass, it was major enough that a wire could not be inserted to open or repair the torn artery. It could be fatal to do any procedure.

In all of this (and often in other trials as well) it is hard to see God’s hand. The questions are easy to float. “Why?” “How come me?” “What am I to learn?” Gobs of others. I don’t know the answers to them. Tami sure doesn’t either. Honestly, I have not asked those questions. I stopped trying to run my life a long time ago. I was an abject failure in that department. This morning I read Psalm 138:7-8. Please take a moment to read all of Psalm 138 (8 verses). As you do pay special attention to verse 8: “The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your faithfulness, Lord is everlasting.”

I may not always see His hand, but I know I can trust His heart. I like that statement. I believe I will stick with it (even though it probably is not original with me).  🙂

“Father, faith is trusting when the road cannot be seen ahead. Give me a simple faith to trust Your heart for me.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    I think the quote may come from Charles Spurgeon.

    “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”

    Regardless of who authored it originally… The important thing is to live by it.

    Life is full of twists, turns, and uncertainty. Some are struggles, some are trials, some are setbacks, some are celebrations, some are wins.

    All should be a learning and growing experience.

    I tend to overanalyze, overthink, and often overstep. I am learning that I also need to let go and just let God have His way.

    I like how The Bible compares us to clay. Strong enough to hold a shape, but moldable enough to not be fractured and shattered when the time comes for change. There will come a time when His work as the potter is complete in each of us. Until then, I think I would prefer to be the clay that He molds rather than the vessel that gets broken under the pressure.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks for the reference Ryan. I’m bummed it wasn’t my original. 🙂 But I definitely agree with your last statement about being clay rather than the vessel broken under pressure.

  2. I love this statement, Bill, whether it is original with you or not. It’s one worth remembering.
    Great sermon yesterday!

  3. Ed says:

    I don’t know why I am reading this just now.. or how I missed the post about your daughter. I guess you’re not the only one that’s slow… 😛

    Trying to run our lives when the Lord has complete control is a waste of energy. I know I have my plans, but the Lord has better plans…