Our Uncertainty Meets God's Assurance

   Trust. We all know the feeling. It's a blind leap. It can feel like stepping on a tight rope, I know, but under the wire are the hands of God. Stepping out is scary. It is frightening to think of all the uncertainties. "What will happen to my job?" "How will I afford doing that?" "What could happen? What will I do?" We've all fiddled with the worrisome woes that flood our minds when venturing out of our own little comfort zones. But let me tell you something, it doesn't matter what we do, it matters what God does! And God is always faithful. He's got it.

   It's a lot to take in, especially when in the shock that change or adventure brings. It doesn't seem like the logical stance to take. Logic screams, "PLAN! Plan for this! Plan for that! Make sure you know the details!" However, God assures, "I know the plan. You don't need to know the specifics. I'll take good care of you."

   "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)

   God whispers gently, "Those worries are distractions. I will never leave you. I am with you at all times, and I hear your prayers." God hears when we cry out to Him.

   "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil." (1 Peter 3:12)

   We can be certain that He hears the pleads of His children. That's right, certain. That thing we so desperately want to cling onto when we are unsure. The missing link is found. The certainty is found in God, because He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever, so we can hand over to Him our fretful uneasiness in exchange for His ultimate definiteness.

   -The Introverted Evangelist


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