No Need to Fear Uncertainty

Life is full of ups and downs. It’s full of uncertainty. If we allow it, it can become full of fear. But what do we truly have to fear? Nothing.

I need that reminder often.

“…The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

I’m the type of person who likes to know what to expect. I feel better when I have a plan, when I have control over the situation, but I’m realizing there are less and less situations where that’s the case. Life is an adventure, and I’m beginning to see the good in not knowing everything. It makes my faith real. I have to trust in God when I don’t understand what is happening. I have to trust God when doors close before me. Uncertainty in life has brought me closer to God.

When you can’t see the path ahead, know that God is there. He is guiding you along in the fog. He’s providing a light in the darkness. He’s there.

Sometimes life feels like a waiting game, which is something I have trouble doing. I want things done on my schedule and in my way, but I’m finding that God’s schedule and way is so much better than anything I could ever fathom. In those moments of waiting, God has a lesson and a plan. He is shaping and molding our hearts to be more like Him. While it’s not pleasant, the outcome and reward is completely worth it.

Are you waiting on something? Are you frustrated with a situation that’s not unfolding the way you planned? Are you fearful of the uncertainty of the future? I pray that you turn to God. I pray that He strengthens your faith in this season.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)

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