I don’t particularly care for this place. Everything all feels so uncertain. It’s all that I can do to put one foot in front of the other. I can’t tell where this is all headed. God, I have so many questions, but I feel like You are being so quiet. Why won’t You tell me anything? I just need to know what You have up in front of me, but once again all I hear is silence. Complete silence. Don’t you hear me? Why does it have to be this way? Can’t you just let me in on all that seems like one big secret. I need to know. I need answers. I don’t know how much more of this that I can take!
Ever have a conversation with God like this one? With all complete honesty, I’m sure that you have, but I could be wrong. Maybe I’m the only one that experiences talks with God of this nature. Now I’m letting you in on a few secrets of my times of being myself before my Abba Father. The real me with nothing to hide, so there you have it. I’m sure that we’re more alike than we care to admit, but at least we know that we’re all in the same boat. We’re all full of questions and just wanting some answers.
So much of our life is spent in the unknown. We’re waiting on God to show us the next step. We have concerns about what is up ahead that we just don’t understand. We want to know what to do, but we just don’t feel like we’re getting anywhere. This can be a time of great confusion until we decide to look at it another way.
Through all of my times of uncertainty in life (of which I’ve had quite a few), God has shown me some great truth in dealing with these difficult and trying circumstances. So often no matter how much we beg God, He just isn’t going to give us the answers we are longing for. With God it’s more about the process that He’s taking us through than giving us every single, little detail. He’s wanting us to learn how to trust Him as we take every step in obedience. If He told us how everything was going to work out, then that wouldn’t take any faith. We would continue to live life as weak and anemic Christ followers. We would never grow in our journey. We would never experience the greatness of our God showing up in our situation when we’re just about ready to give up. We would miss all that God is wanting to teach us.
Each morning we make a decision if we are going to be obedient to what God asks of us that day. We decide if we are going to trust Him with all of the details. We decide if we are going to manipulate our situation to work out to our benefit or if we are going to surrender our situation to Him. If we trust Him the way that we say that we do, then we know that He has the power to do anything. He has the power to make what seems impossible to be the possible. He has the ability do the exceedingly, abundantly above anything we could ask or think. There are no limits with Him.
We can face the day with full confidence that He is in control. We can be at rest knowing that He is working all things together for our good as we seek Him first and are desiring to be called according to His purpose. We know that as we delight ourselves in Him, then He will give us the desires of our heart. We don’t have to live worried, stressed out, and anxious about how He’s going to make everything work. We just know that as we do our part, then He will take care of the rest. We have His favor working for us, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the moment. We can experience a supernatural calm that the world wants more than anything. We can walk through these uncertain times with a steadfast and sure faith because He is putting together every piece of the puzzle.
We will experience times of uncertainty and unknown for the rest of our lives. Our life isn’t a tv show where everything is resolved in 30 minutes. Sometimes we are in these seasons for months and years at a time. We set the pace for how we will face them. We are either going to choose a place of peace with God or a place of constant turmoil needing to know the next thing that is going to happen before we can be happy. Decide today to choose joy and determination that you are in it for the long haul with whatever God decides to do for you. Don’t give up now because you’ve come way too far. You can do this. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this ride also known as the great adventure with God. He’s not failed you yet, and He won’t stop now!