Our lives are so uncertain right now! This week I’m blogging over at Club 31 about 5 things we know for sure, no matter what. Here’s an excerpt:
If there was one word to describe our lives today it might be uncertainty.
We are uncertain about the potential of full-scale wars, economic upheaval, political divisions, racial unrest, school shootings, protest mobs, immigration crises, and the never-ending possibility of a new virus. Big issues which cause angst.
Closer to home we don’t know about our own finances, our job security, the health of those we love, our concern for a child who has strayed, or the uncertainty of a child’s future as he leaves home for the first time.
Uncertainty can cause us or our children to fear. To imagine the worst. To look for control that we do not have. To wonder if anyone understands.
We long for a sense of security, for something to hold onto. And so do our children.
Amid personal and international uncertainty there are 5 things that we can know for sure:
1. God Reigns
God is still in charge. Today and tomorrow and forever.
Too often I act like He doesn’t realize what is going on. I wonder if He’s “caught off guard” by what has happened. Does He know about my family member, my marriage, my friend’s betrayal? Or my child who is struggling, a country that is being bombed, believers that are being killed for their faith? Chaos at any level shakes us to the core.
I need to be reminded that He knows all things and despite all that is going on, He still reigns.
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, THE Lord reigns.” (1 Chronicles 16: 31)