I’m going through a season of uncertainty. I don’t have a plan of where I will work in the next year, nor where I will live. I’ve come to expect that change will come, but how and when it will come — and how the logistics of it all will come — are making me a bit anxious. I don’t mind waiting, but not knowing is definitely making me anxious. I’m a planner – I’ve never really been a “fly by the seat of her pants” girl. I like to make a plan, make a list and then work toward it. But in this season, I’m trusting the Lord to show me the way in His time. The Lord is in charge.
I see the tidal wave coming. Life will most likely become difficult — but then again I can’t see into the future, I can only see signals of what MAY occur. I’ve been comfortable in the same job for 13 years, and there’s changes afoot due to outside economic problems. It is for times such as this that we are told: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Prov. 3:5-6)
The Lord does have a plan, and as His daughter, I am to follow where (and when) He leads without being anxious. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7) I have finite knowledge, and limited understanding, but thankfully my Lord is infinite in His knowledge, wisdom and direction. I’m so grateful that I can trust Him during this season. Because if I were left on my own, I would be constantly anxious. Thankfully, His Word tells me, “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.” (Deut. 31:6)