Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5-8)
The Holy Spirit began to show me a very clear analogy between a parent and a young child. The parent has been saving money for her child's future, without the kid knowing it. Every extra money she gets, she saves for his future, instead of buying him the toys that he wants to have. One day, as they were in the store, the kid pointed to a toy that all his friends have, begging his mom to buy it for him. It pained the mom to say no. The kid said, "Mom, do you even love me? All I am asking for is this toy." The mom hugged her little boy but the little boy walked away crying.
The Lord then asked me, "Tell me, if that mother explained to her little boy what she was trying to do, will he even understand?"
Hebrews 11:6 says that "without faith, it is impossible to please God." It doesn't say, "without understanding, it is impossible to please God." Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence not seen by the physical eye. If I were to add to this, I will say that faith is believing in God and what He says even if we do not understand. This is what the Scripture above means, "Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding."
Hear the message of the Spirit of the Living God for you.
"My child, all I want from you is your trust in Me. All I want from you is to believe that I am a good God, and that I have your best interests at heart. I want you to trust Me with all your heart, not half of your heart. I want you to trust Me wholeheartedly, not only when you understand what I am doing, or when things are doing well for you the way you want it. Your mind is your biggest hindrance to this love that I want to smother you with. Your mind argues with Me. Your mind leads you to thoughts that are against My very nature. Cast those thoughts down and submit them to Me. Lean not on your own understanding. In the midst of your misunderstanding and loss, tell Me you love Me. Proclaim and declare who I am. Do you even realize that this is more for you than it is for Me? I want you to worship Me not so much for me but for you. Worshiping Me brings you to My level, so you can see Me more clearly. Worshiping Me clears those carnal thoughts away. Acknowledge Me in everything, even those things that you do not understand. Instead of asking Me why, and getting disappointed when you do not get the answer, acknowledge My sovereignty. Each time you do this, your paths get straightened, and you fall right back in My lane. Do not try to figure Me out or figure out what I am doing. If I do not reveal to you, then you are not supposed to know, until the right time. Can you trust that I am sovereign? Can you respect that I am All Knowing? When you begin to see who I AM, you will find healing and experience refreshing. Then, you will forget to even ask why. This is when breakthroughs happen.
You come to Me not seeking for Me but seeking for an answer. And even when you hear Me, just because it is not working, you continue to find answers, even going to other people. When you hear exactly the same message I've been revealing to you, you say, 'this is not right', and you move on to the next.
My child, it doesn't work this way. Only when you find your rest in My sovereignty ... only when you confidently believe that I know what I am doing ... only when you stop caring whether you understand or not ... only then will you even experience the breakthrough that you have been waiting for. You won't even be longing for the breakthrough anymore. The healing and refreshing you will experience will be more than enough for you. Then, the breakthrough happens naturally."
This is what happened to Joseph. He waited to get out of the pit, hoping that the cupbearer will tell Pharaoh about Joseph interpreting his dream. He waited and waited. He got tired waiting. He tried figuring out why and didn't find the answer. He finally gave up asking and simply remained where he was. This was where the healing took place. This was where he stopped asking and began to trust in God with ALL HIS HEART. He didn't care anymore. He was content on being with God, even if he was in the pit. Then, the breakthrough happened.
Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they QUICKLY brought him out of the pit. (Genesis 41:14)
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put gold chain about his neck. (verse 42)
"I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no one shall lift up hand or foot in all the land of Egypt."
All these happened in a matter of hours. The BREAKTHROUGH came SUDDENLY and QUICKLY.