I know the title sounds very contradictory, but it really isn’t. Right now, my husband and I are going through a little bit of a valley. It is nothing we won’t overcome, but we are UNCERTAIN as to how long it may take and how it will all come about.
The CERTAINTY is knowing that we will indeed get through it and we will come out stronger on the other side. We will do that by walking through it together and focusing on the One who will guide us to the mountaintop.
Trials can be difficult and scary, and sometimes very painful. A lot of times we think that if we keep ignoring what is right in front of us, it will just “disappear” and we will be able to go about our daily lives, business as usual. Sometimes we know the trial is coming and we try everything we can think of to avoid it. The truth is, ignoring the issue, or trying to fix it on our own, will only make it worse and prolong the victory of getting through it. Facing the tough stuff is what makes us better. Facing it together with God is even better.
As my husband and I walk through this small “bump in the road”, this thought came to me tonight: “maybe it is good we are going on this journey, maybe we NEED to walk this path. There is something to learn and we are being humbled.”
God guides us through life every single day, but only if we let Him in and look to Him to walk the walk. That is what I am supposed to do as a Christian. I belong to Him and should be focused on being Christlike each and every moment of my day. That includes completely trusting Him no matter what is going on in my life.
I am reminded of what Paul says in Philippians 4:11-13: “11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
It is comforting to know that I can be content in all things and wait on God to show us the next step in our lives.
Don’t let the trials get you down, let God lift you up. He sent his Son Jesus to die on the cross so we could have eternal life with Him in Heaven. What on this earth is better than that? Nothing. So as I pray for guidance, I look to the One who created me and wait for Him to show us the way. After all He is the way, the truth and the life.
I am blessed and am thankful to belong to Jesus and know that no matter what, I have uncertain certainty.
Until next time,