Five years ago, I wrote my first blog post about enjoying the chaos.
I had two kids under the age of two, and I was nervous about being home alone with them for the first time since my husband was returning to work.
I remember sitting on my front porch writing and feeling the nudge to share it online. That’s not who I am. I’m not a public spotlight kind of person. I’ve been writing since I was in first grade, but it was always a personal thing. It was meant for my eyes only, no one else’s.
Feeling that stirring in my heart was scary. It was something I knew would pull me from my comfort zone, and I’ve never been one to stray far from that comfort zone, and yet here we are, five years later.
Five years have flown by in the blink of an eye. It’s very true that the days are long but the years are short. Oh, they are so short.
Even though so much has changed in that time, there are some things that haven’t. It’s five years later, and I’m still facing the unknown of a school year.
This year brings its own set of apprehensions. Both of my girls will be in school full time for the first time, but what will this school year look like? Will they even start in person? Will they end up at home again? Will they stay healthy?
Every season of life brings worries and uncertainties. We will always face the unknown. It doesn’t matter how much time passes. It doesn’t matter what situation we find ourselves.
This world is filled with difficulties.
This world is filled with worry.
This world is filled with unknowns.
This world is filled with change.
We do not know what tomorrow brings, but we do know who holds tomorrow.
God loves us too much to allow us to navigate this on our own. Instead of leaning on our own understanding, we need to trust in him (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Let’s place our anxiety at his feet. Let’s lay down or burden and pick up the peace of God.
No matter what you are facing today, no matter what uncertainty has your heart unsettled today, God cares.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7 NIV)
He will sustain you.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” (Psalm 55:22 NIV)
In another five years, I know everything will be different again, but God is faithful. He won’t change.
Nothing will change his goodness.
Nothing will change his sovereignty.
Nothing will change his love for us.
Over the next five years, I need to keep my eyes focused on him, step out to his call, follow where he leads, and leave the rest up to him.