Uncertainty is something our family is going through right now. My husband’s job is having a 40% cut in his district and nearly half of the people will be losing their jobs. These cuts are happening right before Christmas and we don’t have any certain facts that he will keep his job. As we look at our situation, we are a single income family and my husband feels the pressure to be the breadwinner. There are a lot of uncertainties as to what the future may hold. On the other hand, you look at the internal factors of our faith, family, and support we have. God is certain and HE will take care of us and provide our needs. Why should we doubt Him when we are in a time of uncertainty? It is so easy to focus on the external factors that point us away from Christ and worry about something that won’t do any good or change our circumstances. “Give all your worries…. to God, for He cares about you,” 1 Peter 5:7. We as a family have chosen to look at the internal factor, which is our faith and God giving us the comfort and peace that everything is going to be all right. Making that choice to focus on our faith in God and understanding who HE is, gives us comfort and peace. No matter the outcome, we know for certain that our God is going to take care of us and when one door closes, He will open another one.
Our uncertainty has come to an end as we just found out, after writing the first part of this article, that God did answer our prayers and my husband did keep his job. We praise God that He is in control and holds the big plan and picture in our lives. Standing firm on what is true and certain allows us to cast our cares on Him knowing He will work it out for the good. Our family is committed to following Christ. Each day we trust Him to go before us and work things out for our good. Today He did that for our family and He can do it for you! Life is full of uncertainties and can cause us to worry or try to do things on our own to control the situation. God is a God of certainty and you can’t let life steer you away from HIM when it gets uncertain. Praise Him in the uncertainty and draw closer as He shows you the path of your life. He won’t lead you astray and will lead you to the path of certainty. Read Psalms when you wake up in the morning to help you through the uncertainty: “Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in You I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul…Teach me to do your will, for You are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on level path.” Psalm 143:8,10