His Ways Are Higher

My name is Kaylyn. One thing God has been teaching me is how He is constant.

Sometimes I feel like everything around me is shifting and changing, and that gives me so much anxiety. It seems like everyone else around me has everything figured out. It builds up this fear of letting others down and creating conflict in my relationships. I am in a season where I am making decisions that will impact the rest of my life, and it’s easier for me to stand still sometimes than to make those decisions. I am uncertain about what I want to do, or where I want to go and I hate that sometimes! 

Jeremiah 29:11 tells me that God has a plan for me. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” So I know God is working good for me. Also, Isaiah 55:8-9  says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” I know that God’s timing is better than mine, but sometimes it is hard for me to see these truths when I am not making progress or when things are changing.

If I am honest, when I feel this way I isolate myself. I hide away from people who love me so that I don’t have to let them down. Instead of trusting God, I try to lean on my understanding, and that never gets me very far. I feel this weight on my shoulders to make everyone around me feel confident in my decisions. It is too much for me to carry. 

I have learned that I need to lean in to the community of people around me for support during these times. I need to trust others around me to push me back to Jesus and remind me of what the Bible says is true about me, instead of believing my own ideas. The Bible tells me that Jesus never leaves me, even when I make wrong decisions. The Bible tells me that I can always come to Him even when I have messed up or I am unsure. The Bible tells me that my salvation isn’t based on how well I do things, but is based on faith in Christ as my Savior. When I am walking in these truths, and remembering that He never changes, I am way more confident in my decisions, because I know He is with me. 

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