My husband and I are facing some big changes which ultimately translates into big unknowns. Unknowns can inspire fear or they can inspire faith.
We’ve chosen faith. And prayer. Actually big, bold and specific prayers for things that seem impossible if we were to pursue them in our own strength and ability. But we are praying with awesome expectations because of what God can do in our lives.
In other words, we are taking God at His words in His Word:
- (He is) able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us (Ephesians 3:20)
- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
- So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)
This list could be much longer, but my point is, that not knowing what’s coming next can create a paralyzing fear or it can invite us to a deeper, fully-surrendered faith. Nothing we try will allow us to see the future but we can trust in the One who not only sees the future, but knows it intimately and wants our best in that future. He’s interested in our future.
And, so, our faith grows deeper. It is stretched and pulled so that it covers the fear that threatens to paralyze.
And, so, we walk in faith and not by sight because that is how we choose to live (2 Cor 5:7). Because it really is all about Who you know and Who knows you. And we know who holds tomorrow.
Here is a reminder in song of that Truth from Alison Krauss: