Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
We must have confidence, knowing that God has our best interest at heart, knowing that God provides love, mercy, grace, compassion, and so much more that we can trust God with all of our heart even when we do not understand the things taking place around us. It is because of our full trust in God that we are able to submit to God so that God alone can show us the proper directions to take in our life.
Ever wonder if the Lord really knows what you want and need?
David Smallbone felt God leading him to promote Christian concerts in his homeland, Australia, where only 5 percent of the people believed in Christ. When too few fans filled his seats during one major tour, however, David took a $250,000 bath in red ink.
Creditors repossessed his home, and the father of six looked for work elsewhere. A top artist offered him a job in Nashville, so the Smallbones sold their furniture and other possessions and purchased tickets to the United States.
A few weeks after they arrived, however, David was informed that his position was "no longer available." He literally could not get out of bed for several days. When he and his wife explained to their children what happened, they all got on their knees and asked God to help them.
Interesting things began to happen. God provided bags of groceries, a minivan, and odd jobs. Then the biggest surprise of all�a recording contract for David's oldest daughter, Rebecca, age 15. She recorded her first album using an old family name, St. James.
Flash forward to today. David promotes his own daughter's sold-out concerts. Rebecca St. James has become one of the hottest Christian artists in America. Christianity Today magazine has named her one of the top 50 up-and-coming evangelical leaders under age 40.
All along�no surprise�God knew what he was doing! [Christian Reader (January/February 2002), pp. 13-14; source: Luis Palau, It's a God Thing, www.palau.org/godthing]
God put David and his family right where they needed to be. No one may have seen it at the moment, but God was working in their lives to do something special. God took the faith of a family and used it to place Rebecca St. James in a place where she could minister through her music and words to millions of people.
Sometimes we may think God has forgotten us, but stay strong in your faith and watch the mighty works of God unfold in your lives.