Thursday, March 29, 2012


For most of us, clarity is necessary. Whether it be directions on how to get from point a to point b, an understanding of a homework assignment, answers to how we feel about one another, or our faith, we like to have clarity. Lately, I've realized that clarity can be used as a crutch. For example, one may say that they CANNOT move on from a given situation until they have clarity.While this is true to an extent, I believe that we should be able to move forward in life, even if we don't have all the answers. Our desire for clarity can turn into a deep rooted worry about the future. Being overcome with these emotions does nothing to help our circumstances. We have the power to think positively and defeat our negative thoughts. In all things, clear and unclear, we should trust that the Lord is in control. He sees what we cannot, and he will work things out for our better if/when we allow him to.

Here are a few relevant scriptures to this topic:

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

1 Corinthians 13:12 
Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Romans 8:28
 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


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