Knowing A Little

Abuse Survivor, bravery, confidence, contentment, Faith, Peace, Redemption, rest, Stillness, surrender, waiting, wisdom
What I Know

What’s one question you have? An intrusion in your thoughts that refuses to go on its way?

How does God feel about questions?

Us knowing a little, but aching to know everything.

I wondered.

A little may be all you’re supposed to know and may just be enough.

This way of thinking came after praying. To put it into practice, I listed the things I do know. They outnumbered those I don’t.

My vision is blurry. My understanding is unfinished. My conclusions are often skewed. I’m patterned to protect myself, to anticipate bad news, to not be knocked down by surprise.

So, I like to know it all.

I’m changing though.

I know goodness and grace and that my prayers are heard.

I know enough.

Because, I’m not yet whole and well, I’m not God.

I can just know a little.

If I use what I see as the answer to a long coddled question, I’ll forever be longing for earthly evidence, confirmation and rest.

When I understand I’m only supposed to see just a glimpse, the glimpse meant for me, and I trust that God alone needs to comprehend the rest

I won’t need the whole picture.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I’ll just need my view.

The view often found at the foot of the cross, the floor beside my bed.

4 thoughts on “Knowing A Little

  1. Beautiful post. It reminds me of what a dear friend sent me, before my recent heart testing:

    Trust God where you cannot trace him. Do not try to penetrate the cloud he brings over you; rather look to the bow that is on it. The mystery is God’s; the promise is yours.
    John MacDuff (1818–1895)

    She had no idea I had been praying to know the details. In releasing that need to know, I felt such peace going forward, just knowing whatever comes my way is known by the God who shall never leave or forsake me or my husband and girls. It completely changed my focus and lifted my fears.

    Yes, there is peace in the not knowing and the trusting in God’s all knowing.

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  2. I’d like to know it all too! Thank you Lisa for blessing me today by reminding me that knowing a little and trusting God for the rest is sufficient, … and of my need to spend more time at the foot of the cross.

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