I saw this quote from Bob Goff on letteredcottage’s Instagram feed yesterday.
I don’t think any of us would sign up for an uncertain future.
It could go something like this. “Sure, I’ll take not knowing whether or not my husband will get laid off from his job.” How about, “My sickness may or may not pass in the next few days, and I’m okay with that.” Or, “There’s something wrong with your child, but we’re not sure what it is.”
I think we all like to know what’s ahead, what we should expect next, and how our present circumstances will all work out in the end. But that’s not always God’s plan.
This brings me full circle for the week, right back to the trust that I wrote about on Monday. At some point, I will be put to the test. I will get to make the choice – am I going to trust God to lead me through this situation, or I am going to try to find my own way?
We all know in our hearts that His way is best, but the actual practice of packing away our worry and leaving our uncertainties at His feet takes Holy Spirit help. He uses God’s own words to give us comfort and peace, no matter our current struggle.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11) He Who knows the beginning and ending of all things will surely lead us into His best for us.