Fully Trusting in God!
"Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife" -Matthew 1:24 (NKJV)
Something totally unexplainable had happened to Joseph. His soon to be wife Mary became pregnant. Problem was... Joseph wasn't the one who got her pregnant.
In the book of Matthew 1:18 it says that Mary had become pregnant by way of the Holy Spirit. (What in the world...!?)
To the scientist this would be considered totally illogical and wacky. This may even sound totally out of the ordinary to the believer - not a normal thing here.
It certainly was out of the ordinary for Joseph as the story goes on to say that Joseph was going to leave Mary. He didn't believe that Mary randomly got pregnant out of thin air. That was not his first thought I'm sure. I know I wouldn't have thought that either.
There was a turn of events though. Joseph, a man who fully trusted in God, ended up not leaving Mary. He stayed with her and pushed forward as a vessel within the Lord's plan.
What changed Joseph's mind? A message from the Lord changed his mind.
He understood that this was an event brought forth by God to fulfill prophecy as it is written...
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel” which is translated, “God with us.”" -Matthew 1:23
A lesson for us to learn here is that even in the toughest times, the greatest of decisions, the most illogical of events or what ever the case we may face, as believers, we need to fully trust in the Lord to get us through just as Joseph did.
I know. I know it's hard. Been through it. Trusting in God takes faith, but if we truly trust Him we must allow Him to get us through all situations.
Faith in God sometimes calls for us to exercise great faith and to trust in Him even when we can't logically see His plan.
I write this to encourage you to stay focused on God. To not waiver. To not attempt to resolve issues on your own. Simply push forward while Jesus leads the way. At the end, you can say 'I did as the Lord commanded.'
Feel free to add some encouraging scriptures below in the comment section.
God bless you and stay strong!