Daily Devotional Details



“The secret things belong to the LORD our God.” Deuteronomy 29:29

Faith lives with unanswered questions. Grasp this and it will help you when you are having trouble making sense of life. Here are seven secrets that belong to the Lord.

  1. The future of your children: Will they marry? Will they be happy? Will they prosper? These questions were surely in the minds of those who heard Moses on the verge of the Promised Land.
  2. The reason for your suffering: Maybe the question “Why?” is a painful one for you. Why was I born into this family? Why do I have this illness? Why did that awful thing happen to my child? You ask the question, but you don’t have an answer.
  3. The manner of your death: How long will you live? How will you die? An illness? An accident? Will it be painful?
  4. The salvation of your loved ones: You have unbelieving family and friends. You’ve been praying for them and sharing the gospel with them, but they have no interest in God. Will they be converted? You don’t know. But God knows.
  5. The events of tomorrow: “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town…’ – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring” (James 4:13, 14). You don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow either, whatever you have planned.
  6. The outcome of your ministry: There will be times when you ask: “Am I doing anything of real and lasting value?” You pray and you wonder if it is making any difference.
  7. The progress of your Christian life: If you are a Christian, you will sometimes feel alarmed by your own lack of progress. There is progress. But it is not always obvious.

The secret things belong to the Lord, so trust Him with what you do not know.

Which of these “secrets” do you find hardest to trust God with?