Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 5 - Kneading Truth

The sticky dough gradually became firm as I kneaded in the flour. It became manageable as the flour disappeared. I couldn’t help but think that, in a similar way, God kneads His truths into my life.

Life gets sticky at times with unanswered questions and unmet needs. Our natural tendency seems to be to begin doubting our God. Our trust in Him begins to slip before we even know it.

God’s Word gives us truths that can be kneaded into our lives like flour into bread; truths that keep the consistency of our faith strong even in the midst of question marks. Listen to this promise from God to you…

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3: 5 & 6

When our own best thinking and understanding fails to eliminate the question marks from our lives, our wholehearted trust can falter. Left alone in the quandaries of life we can drift from our God, thinking He doesn’t care.

Because God knows us and understands how overwhelming life can be, He instructs us. He not only tells us to quit trying to figure everything out ourselves and to trust Him completely…but He actually tells us how.

He says to acknowledge Him in all your ways. Simply put that means to talk with Him about everything. “Lord, I don’t understand this unanswered situation in my life but today I ask you to guide my way. Today I acknowledge You as my God in whom I trust and look to You to direct my path this very day.”

And God begins to knead His truth into your life. As you acknowledge Him in every step and in every detail, your trust grows.

As your trust grows your dependence on needing to understand it all fades and quiet peace takes the place of desperate clamoring.

Inviting Him into all your ways throughout the day moves you from faltering faith to whole hearted trust and to an expectation of His promise to make the path straight.

prayer & reflection

Heavenly Father,
I confess my trust in Your guidance falters with the unanswered questions in my life. Forgive my doubt. Help me to quit striving so hard to figure it all out and to simply invite you today into each thought, each conversation and each decision. I acknowledge You as my trustworthy God and the guide of my life.
In the strong name of Jesus I pray, Amen.