I like David’s attitude in Psalm 131:1–2: “I do not concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul.” David understood that he may not get all the answers to his questions. He also understood that if he kept asking why, he would be drawn into a vortex of confusion and anxiety. Instead, David calmed his own soul by putting his trust in God.

When you face adversity, you can do the same. You can choose to lay aside the unanswered questions and let your soul be calmed and quieted. You can be still and know that God is God. You can trust his faithfulness and goodness, and that he always has your best interest at heart. You can choose to move forward and not let your questions keep you from your destiny.

I’ve found there are times when we look back on our lives and thank God that things didn’t turn out the way we wished. That job you so desperately wanted may have consumed you and not really helped pay the bills. That car you thought would answer your transportation prayers may have been a costly clunker. The date you set your hopes on may have brought you, instead of roses, a dozen griefs.

Sometimes we realize that what we asked for or wanted isn’t really what we needed, nor is it God’s best plan for our life. We go through things that we don’t understand today, but we will understand better in the future. We will be able to look back and see God’s wisdom — how he wasn’t punishing or overlooking us, but sparing and saving us. We will see that he was directing our steps all along. Trust that even when you don’t always know what’s best for your life (and even when you think you do,) God always does.

Excerpt from You Are Made For More