This morning as we were rushing about to get out the door on time for school. My daughter came down the stairs asking for the mop. At that moment I was busy getting the dishes from breakfast washed, and cleaning up the kitchen. Therefore I pointed to the corner where the mop was located and continued with my work.
After she left I quickly wondered what she was up to, but to be honest, I figured I was probably best off not knowing. Later I found that she had spilled water on the bathroom floor and was using the mop to clean it up. So it was a good thing.
Later as we were on our way to school, I reflected on this. This truth that sometimes it is best not to know.
And I thought of how so often we long to know the future. We want God to reveal to us next month,next year etc. I thought of how we seek to understand the end times and want to figure out how and when it will all take place. How we just wish for knowledge we do not have.
And I thought to myself, just as I didn’t need to know why Lauren needed the mop, some things are truly better off not knowing.
How many things in our past would we change, if we’d only known.
I’m sure we all have a long list. Yet, this was all God’s plan.
Had I known that when we went to Korea, we’d only be there two short years, would I have gone? I don’t know.
Had I known that returning from Korea would lead us to spend a year and a half living with my family, would I have wanted to return? I don’t know.
Had I truly known what living day-to-day would be like here in Nepal, would I have come? I don’t know.
The truth is, some things are best that we don’t know.
Because the amazing truth is, GOD DOES KNOW.
And He is always working and orchestrating the details of our lives according to His plans.
He does see tomorrow. He see’s years ahead.
He knows….. and He has it all covered!
If we knew, we would not have need to trust in the Lord or put our faith in Him.
If we knew, we wouldn’t need to rely on the Lord.
Yes, some things are best left unknown.
For the Lord knows what is best for each of us, and we can trust in Him for all the unknowns.