It’s often difficult to know exactly what the Lord wants you to do.
It’s even more difficult to know how something is going to turn out. You may think the Lord is giving you a promise about a specific situation. I say hold onto that. Even if you’ve had many situations that have not turned out the way you had hoped, keep believing in Him. Keep trusting Him. Keep believing His word is true.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” – Psalm 32:8 (ESV)
Here’s the thing. God will give us guidance which leads us down His path. Our ideas about our future might be wrong. We may think we’re headed to a particular destination. We may think we understand exactly where God is leading us. We probably don't.
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT) emphasis added
But, He will give us information which somehow leads us to His destination. He will use the path He’s carving to build character in us. He’ll grant us wisdom. He’ll build endurance in us. He’ll teach us to persevere.
In the end, we’ll realize that no matter what situation we find ourselves in, He’ll be right there with us! We’ll understand that as long as we have Him, our circumstances don’t matter nearly as much as we thought they did. We’ll come to know He is more than enough!