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“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace” (1 Corinthians 7:14-15).

One never knows the influences the Lord uses between those who believe and those who do not believe.  In our sinful humanity, we often try to figure things out like a three year old telling the world how things are, but we are too limited in understanding.  Faith trusts the Lord and we are called to trust.  Trust the Lord above all things and know that He is always working to bring about salvation to those who will be with Him forever.

Lord, take away from me the desire to figure all things out.  Guide me instead to see that in You is the hope for all people.  You have brought salvation that all who turn to You will be saved.  You know who they are and the circumstances in which they live.  Help me to trust that all things are in Your hands, for You will work all things together for good for those who love you.

Lord Jesus, You have come that we may have life.  You are the author and finisher of our faith.  Guide me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always abide in You.  Keep me from the pride that thinks I can figure these things out.  Lead in the way of humility that I may now and always trust that You are at work always; through, in and around me accomplishing the Father’s will.  Amen.