Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Uncertainty

Today's BlogHer writing prompt is this:  How do you feel about uncertainty? Is it exciting or scary?

ACK! Scary!  I don't like surprises.  I don't like not knowing what's coming next.  I don't like wondering.  Don't tell me you have a secret or a surprise, because by golly, I want to know NOW!

There are so many things in life that are uncertain...will I wake in the morning?  How many more breaths will I take?  What will happen to my children, my family, my friends?  What if something goes wrong.  Oh my goodness....so many things to worry about.  So many things to be anxious over....uncertainty = worry....

So many things to lay at the foot of the cross and know with CERTAINTY that GOD is in CONTROL!

Matthew 6:27
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?

I love this question in Matthew...wow, if worrying could add hours to my life...I could almost live forever!!  Seriously.  Come on now....it doesn't work.  In fact, really?  It does the opposite.  How many hours have you wasted worrying?  I know I've lost a whole lot of them.  Hours that could have been much better used by trusting God to be as faithful as He has always been.  Hours I will never get back.

Yes, life is uncertain in so many ways.  But I am CERTAIN that God is bigger than all those things.  God is more powerful than all those things.  God is in CONTROL of all those things.  Yes, we hurt.  Yes, we wonder why bad things happen to us.  Yes, we cry, we rant, we rage.  But when we stop....lift our eyes to behold the cross and the Savior who sacrificed Himself for us...when we remember His faithfulness in all things...we can be CERTAIN that He loves us, that He holds us up... that one day we will feel His very finger wipe away the last tear from our faces.

I learned something about surprises this past weekend.  I learned that it's ok to be uncertain about what's going to happen next...to just take hold of God's hand and let Him lead the way.  I learned that maybe I could learn to like surprises, to go with the uncertainty and see what He has in store for me....because after all....

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Yep, that's for certain!

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to NaBloPoMo! I love both of those verses!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! For the welcome and for stopping by! I love both of those verses, too...they are such good reminders!

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