Trust and follow God

Trust and follow God
January 02
09:00 2021

By Bruce Boyer

When I initially wrote this devotion, it was a play on the idea of 20/20 being perfect vision. As the year 2020 unfolded, it became obvious that no one on earth could have predicted what we were going to experience this year. Only God knew what was going to happen.

The message of this devotion is even more  appropriate as we approach the end of this year. Trust that God can bring us through such a difficult time with a good purpose.

Back in January, as we started the year 2020, we were hearing the analogy about 20/20 being perfect vision. After all, 20/20 is considered perfect vision to the eye doctor. It should come as no surprise that God has perfect vision. Not only can He see the minutest detail, but more important, He can see into the future. From before I was even born He knows what is going to happen in my life. “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16). 

God knows every struggle I will face and how it turns out. He knows my future triumphs, too. Even better: He knows how I am going to use the gifts that He gave me. He knows how I am going to grow in the faith. He knows my heart. He knows if I am going to use the tools for success that He gave me. He knows the people He has placed in my path – to help me and for me to help. 

He doesn’t let us know the future as doing so will allow us to try and alter it for our own purposes and to fit our own vision. We want to “play God” to control the future instead of trusting Him with it. As a result, we experience life in “real time” and rely on God to help us through the difficult times. In addition, we think we know our limitations. We may be asked to do something that we don’t think we are capable of doing. We forget that God will equip us for the path He knows we will be taking. 

Keep in mind that the persons you and I are today are not the same as we will be when God is finished with us. That is why His vision is much clearer than we could ever imagine. God sees into the future with perfect clarity. Here are some key points to God’s vision for your life:

*Look to God for your purpose in life. He has a vision of what He wants you to be and He will equip you for that vision. God knows what is best and paves the way for that to happen. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21).

*See your future through the “lens of faith.” A popular Bible verse is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Without faith you will rely only on your own limited abilities and narrow vision.

*Your growing faith will help you become the person God intended you to be. Trust God. You have a bigger future than you could ever imagine. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).

*Jesus understood that God has a clear vision for each and every person of His creation. He wants you to be saved, healed, set free, equipped, empowered, and serving. He will make this happen in your life, if you let it. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6), Where do you start? Embark on seeking a God-enabled future by focusing on Jesus. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2). 

Trust God God’s direction and seek to live God’s perfect 20/20 vision for your life. He is in charge. 

Bruce Boyer is the author of two devotional books and writes a weekly devotional. A library of his stories is posted on

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