Points to Ponder: Content to Leave it in My Father's Keeping
Points to Ponder
Content to Leave it in My Father's Keeping
by Pastor Dennis Whitmore
In The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom writes about a question she asked her father.
"Father, what is sex sin?"
My father turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last, he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heads, and set it on the floor.
"Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?" he said. I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning.
"It's too heavy," I said.
"Yes," he said. "And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you."
And I was satisfied. More than satisfied--wonderfully at peace. There were answers to this and all my hard questions--but now I was content to leave them in my father's keeping."
As parents, the questions will come to us and we will wonder how to answer in a way our children can safely receive and believe. It's a challenge. No answer is sometimes the best response to some questions.
And so it is with God. Do you really believe your prayers are not answered? Sometimes the answer is no--sometimes it is "not yet." He knows what we need to know and when we need to know it. So leave the unknowns in God's hands. You may not know the answer just yet, but by faith, you can have peace in knowing where it is--in our Heavenly Father's keeping.
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