Hindsight really is 20/20. Especially when I am looking back at where and how God has moved in my life. Looking past doubts, disappointment, and hardship in the moment to see God’s hand is not my strength. Many times my instinctual reaction when something doesn’t go my way or is unexpected is to resist and fight against it, not pausing to see if it’s God‘s will at work in my life. However, when I get past the situation and past the fog clouding my vision, I can see God’s will, and His ways that are always above mine. His will really is always “good, pleasing, and perfect.“ It’s my vision that needs to be redirected, my mindset that needs to be shifted towards heavenly things, my thoughts that need to be filled with truth instead of the ways of the world and the lies of the enemy.
What this verse shows me is that it doesn’t always have to be that way. By allowing God to transform me through the renewing of my mind, I want to be able to see His will, even among the muck that present-day circumstances and waiting can feel like.
God, help me to see as You see. To face my life circumstances with non-resistance, remembering that You are sovereign over all. Help me learn to test and approve Your will, even while it’s unraveling in front of me, even when it goes against what I want, or think. Help us choose to trust that Your will is always good, pleasing, and perfect, and better than anything we could will on our own.