Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. (Psalm 115:3)
I know from personal experience that uncertainty is one of the worst feelings we can experience, especially when the uncertainty involves someone we deeply love or something we care about a great deal. So how do we remove the “un” from uncertainty? Read on, and be both comforted and challenged this day.
Let’s start by taking a look at what we are not to do when facing uncertainty. By nature, we have a tendency to dig in our heels, hold on even tighter with a double-white-knuckle grip, and try to force the outcome we desire. We try desperately to establish control of people or circumstances that are clearly beyond our control, and uncertainty threatens to seize us as the currents of chaos hold us captive.
So how do we shake off the shackles of our bondage to uncertainty? Sovereignty! That’s right; God’s sovereignty shatters our shackles. We simply remember the sovereignty of our God and trust that He has everything in complete control. We respond to every uncertainty we face in this life by rccalling the certainty of God’s eternal plan and His perfect purpose for our lives. This is how we remove the “un” from uncertainty.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
You see, God’s plan is better than our plan, and God is in complete control of His plan for our future, regardless of what it looks like to us. Life from our perspective is a bit like looking through a small hole in the side of a wooden fence; we can only see what is right in front of us. But God sees everything; He is in control of all things, and He has promised to work all things for His glory and for our ultimate good. In every uncertainty we face, we hold fast to the certainty of the sovereignty of God, knowing that “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations (Psalm 33:11).
Are you facing uncertainty in life at this time? Again, the key to removing the “un” from uncertainty is to focus on the sovereignty of God. He assured Isaiah, “When I act, who can reverse it?” (Isaiah 43:13). When things seem darkest, we must remember that we have the Light of this world, who is leading us into His perfect plan and purpose for our lives, even when nothing that is currently happening would convince us of this truth. But it is the truth, Christian; hold to it in faith.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!