In the Face of Uncertainty

On a cloudy, dark and rainy morning, we typically turn on our lights to see while we are driving. Having your lights on will help you and others navigate through the unclear weather around you. If we were to turn them off, we would not be able to see. Essentially, we would be flying blind. In this, chaos and confusion can happen because the road becomes unfamiliar to us. We can no longer see what is in front of us. The uncertainty you feel is unsettling. You are essentially experiencing a grey area. What happens when it feels like nothing you are experiencing or facing is adding up? You felt God call you to one area, but you now see Him taking you through unknown territory. You saw how He brought you out of a situation, to only find yourself in the same predicament again. You uprooted your life to one city, to only be placed back where you started. It seems like you are back tracking in your steps; it feels confusing in this season. Everything is extremely unclear to you. The fog and smoke have officially overtaken you; it is hard to see God in this moment. In the face of uncertainty, you learn to shift your perspective of how you view God in your confusion and unsureness.

It can be frustrating; what you see in this moment is not adding up to the promises of God in your life. The lenses of your view appear backward instead of forward. You have spent hours and hours torturing yourself with unanswered questions of the events that have unfolded. You have wondered where did you possibly go wrong. You are questioning how your circumstances went awry. You have been torn in what to do, so you have made the decisions on your own terms. During these moments, we have to seek content from God. The Lord is not asking you to figure it all out; instead, He is asking you for your faith. What we see can be deceiving to us; that is not faith. Faith is not seen. If you had the opportunity to see and know all of God’s promises and ways, it would no longer be faith. There would be no point in having faith if you have the answers already. We have faith for the unknown, the uncertain and the confusion. When you take your eyes off of what you are seeing and place them on God, then you can start to see the details of what God is doing in this time. There is a reason for everything. God is not contradicting Himself through you. Maybe your next assignment is somewhere unknown because it will be revealed to you in His timing. Maybe you learn to shift your perspective of how God is moving in your season of uncertainty. Maybe God is growing your faith through Him in the unrecognizable and unfamiliar. Maybe you are going back to complete something that is unfinished. Your circumstances may not make sense, but it has purpose in God’s Hands.

The earthly thought process has to experience a shift in perspective in order to encounter the magnitude of God. Our minds work in a logical sense. To us, one plus one equals two. With God, it is not going to make sense in the way we see with our natural eyes and how we comprehend in our minds. That is why we learn to trust Him despite what we see. Our perspective of our lack can be seen as fullness through God. Our perspective of less than can be seen as greatness in God’s eyes. In the uncertainty, set your mind on higher. The Bible tells us that God’s ways are not our ways. It will be uncomfortable, inconsistent and even inconvenient for you during trying times. It will feel unbearable and miserable sometimes. Your faith is going to be tested. Unfortunately, we are not in this world without sorrow and pain. In these moments, He is still with you. His promises did not change based upon what you are seeing and experiencing. We are not going to understand the full ways of God, but we can be certain that throughout the uncertainty He hears and sees us. When our eyes are fixed on our situation, we will only see the confusion of it; however, when we begin to set our eyes on Jesus, we can find it easier to navigate in His will. Right before the breakthrough you will have to go through the unfamiliar.

Eventually, the fog will clear. The smoke will end. The morning will come. Your season of uncertainty is only temporary. Clarity and understanding will now become the anchor throughout your purpose.

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” -Colossians 3:2

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are Your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” -Isaiah 55:8-9

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” -Deuteronomy 31:8

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