Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God: but those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law.
There are two “things” about God in this verse that teach us how He speaks to man. There are things that are revealed, which would be the Scriptures. Then there are things that are secret, which would be His sovereign, providential dealings. Simply put, Scripture reveals to us what we should believe and how we should behave. Sound doctrine is the root of sound behavior.
But we all know that life is not always a matter of “do this” and this will happen. Life presents us with many challenges, changes, dangerous curves, and a multitude of things that flat out seem contrary to the love and goodness of God.
Thus, we are told to walk by faith, not by sight. Walking by faith means that we live our lives with the knowledge even the secret or unknown things that surround our lives are directed by the wise and loving hand of God. Beloved, life is rarely a straight line from home plate to first base. Live your daily life by the divine “rules” of things revealed. But learn to walk by faith and confidence in His Fatherly wisdom and care when you are “pitched” the unexpected curves and knuckleballs of life.
This ability to walk by faith when life is messy or one big question mark is developed as we spend time sitting before The Lord. Psalm 91:1 tells us that, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Proverbs 3:5,6 admonishes us to, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”