Navigating the Waves
Navigating the Waves
Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
Father God, we pray for grace in our decision-making and the decision-making of others who find themselves in a similar situation. We rely on your guidance and peace as we attempt to navigate the choppy waters of these unknown circumstances. We pray that you allow us to come together in these turbulant times instead of allowing our differences in opinion to pull us apartSimply put, we can’t. I believe there is no right answer to how we choose to navigate these uncertain times. We can only make decisions that are best for the health and welfare of ourselves and our families based on what we currently know. But Ephesians 4:14-15 reminds us that the process of maturing as a Christian is similar to the process of gaining knowledge in the natural world. As Christians, we “mature” until we are “no longer infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching.” As Christians as in life, we must remain truth-seeking, but also willing to be corrected with new and better evidence. We must remain open to growing in our understanding. We must be accepting and respectful of the decisions of others who are also “tossed back and forth in the waves.” We must realize that we are all just doing the best we can with the resources available to us. And in the meantime, we must take comfort in the steadfast truth: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him”.
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