24 Sep Stepping into the Unknown
Stepping into the unknown is sometimes the scariest place we can find ourselves. Several times in my life, I was so unsure of what was ahead. I wasn’t sure if the risk of either stepping into a new situation or onto a certain path was right or not. I wanted to be sure of the outcome when stepping into something new or different and to try my best to know every single detail about what could happen! It usually left me with no control over what would happen next. However, it almost always left me feeling stressed by the thought that if I didn’t do something specific—if I missed my shot—everything would fall apart. It truly felt so destructive to my mental health.
Yet the Lord is willing and wanting to fill the area of our lives where we wish to have control over the future. He knows everything: He knows what we feel, He knows what we want, and He knows what’s good for us. When we step out into anything unknown, He will go with us. Whenever I’m contemplating the unknown, I have to call upon my experiences with the Lord. To remember the easy times and the hard times, and recognize how God was with me in all of those times. Whether I was in pain or joy, He was always there.
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:26-34 (ESV)
I just need to say “yes” to the Lord and let Him take care of me!
Harrison Kolts (Finance Assistant)