Today’s Sabbath Revival was originally posted March 25, 2007 by Justine. The desire to Know things is universal, and I always enjoy a discussion of the topic and hope reading this gives you food for thought.
Do you ever know? I mean, really know?
I kinda feel like I do. Sometimes, at least. I know what’s coming. I know how things are going to turn out. I (not admitting to seeing into the future here) feel the trajectory of events in my life.
Once I even knew when someone was going to show up at our house. Boy was it weird when they actually did it. We were trying to find renters for our first home so we could move into a bigger place (we thought we’d try being landlords — another story).
We had found the right house — you know — the one where two feet inside the front door you know this is the place you’re supposed to live. Now all we needed were some people to rent our first house so we could actually afford to have two mortgages.
Me, making plans on the phone with my sister about coming to visit me. I got the very distinct feeling that we would have renters by the time she got to my house next Tuesday. From the moment I hung up that phone, stress and anxiety plauged my life. So many problems arose surrounding the sale of our new home, the condition of our existing home, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah — I could go on and on.
I fretted and worried about so many things during that week. It was, frankly, horrid.
Then next Tuesday comes. Someone calls first thing in the morning about the house. They come. They love it. They want it. They sign papers. They give me money. And then, just as they hand me the cash, my sister pulls up in the driveway.
It actually happened just like I knew it would. I knew how it was going to play out, but I hadn’t trusted it. I hadn’t trusted that initial feeling. I fretted and worried. I ate a lot of Tums.
Melonie Jex wrote about the Lord showing us. She knew what was coming, but didn’t recognize it until after. I have often wondered how much I really could know if I would just notice more. I’ve started trying it out — trusting the Lord, that is. It works! Silly thing for a middle aged woman to finally be discovering, but then, I’ve always been a bit slow on the uptake.
Have you had experiences where you knew?
How do you hold on to that trust you gain through those experiences?
Have you read Elder Bednar’s talk on Tender Mercies? This feels like that to me. Does it to you?