In the month that we moved, I was having trouble understanding what was going on. Did God want us to move? Were we supposed to stay? What about the money for the move? Would we miss God’s will for us? What were we supposed to do? (I know, I think too much.)
My husband and I were at opposite places regarding our living situation. I didn’t want to plant doubts in his mind and heart about what God wanted him to do, so I asked God to give me a Scripture that would cast away my fears and doubts. Immediately, a Scripture came to mind, Psalm 32:8:
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
This Scripture instantly lifted the doubts and fears and replaced them with joy and the assurance that God was with us and taking care of us; He was in control.
There were other Scriptures which kept me throughout the month, like Isaiah 26:3-4:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
For days I rejoiced at the fact that God was in control of our lives. But there remained one nagging thought, “We’re not supposed to move; we’re supposed to stay.” Every time it came I ceased to trust the Lord and His peace would vanish; doubt, anxiety, and fear would replace them. And every time, I would recite to myself, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Then I would remember that God was in control and guiding us.
I realize, now, that I was taking this thought into captivity and bringing it into the obedience of Christ. I now also know where this thought originated and it’s purpose. When I turned my attention from Him to my problem, my mind would not remain in perfect peace. Reciting Psalm 32:8 returned my focus to Him. He was teaching me and definitely guiding us with His eye, even if I couldn’t see we were going. A blind person is best led by a seeing person whom they trust; God was asking me to trust Him — He knew where He was leading me. No need to be disquieted, no need to fear, no need for doubts. He was in control, not me.