Responding to Uncertainty

DSC01937If I could just know…

When I was a senior in college, my curiosity peaked for a glimpse of my future.
Would I be able to get a job? Would I like being a teacher? Would I be able to pay off my college loan quickly? Would I get married? Would I have children?

No clues encouraged me to speculate answers. But speculate I did! Only to waste time with worry, setting myself up for disappointment, lots of analytical words and trying to make things happen myself.

DSC01936Will our children actually enjoy each other one day?
Will he ever trust me so that our relationship might be deeper?
Will he realize that his path leads to destruction?
Will she have a true friend?
Will he be able to get into a college?
Will I ever be able to leave this job?

Answers to our questions usually involve a journey prior. Faithfully, God walks it with us. Always leading.

Are we trying to follow?
Otherwise, we take a lot of extra steps.

DSC01938What we don’t know IS KNOWN.
By God.
In His perfect time, He unfolds answers. Having shaped, grown and fulfilled ALL that is HIS WILL up to this day.

“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” (Proverbs 25.2)

DSC01934Every day, we can know more.

Always, God reveals what we need to know. when we need to know.

So, as we live Sunday through Saturday, what do we do with our questions?

We stop focusing on the questions.
We start focusing on the One who loves us.

We get to know Him better. To understand His ways and His voice. The better we know Him, the more we’ll  turn to Him.

We ask Him. For each next step. For His grace, strength, love and power.

We thank Him. For the testimony of His blessings to us thus far. And we thank Him in advance. For His faithfulness to complete His good work in our children and in us.

We obey Him. Trying to live the ordinary day – His way and for His glory.

We enjoy Him. His intimate nearness. His everlasting love and delight in us.

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Romans 11.33)

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