We do not know what today will bring, and definitely not tomorrow. So, how do we handle the unknown? Currently, Americans are waiting anxiously to see who will lead our country. With so many opinions and skewed views, who do we believe and trust?
I have been anxious over this election. This week has been brutal, to say the least. I have to say, this is worse than the day I received the call that I had breast cancer! At least during that time I could sleep!
Thankfully, I know what to do when every fiber of my being is screaming for stability, for something or someone to hold me close and protect me. As I faced cancer, I ran to the only place where I had experienced this closeness and protection. It was into the arms of God.
When we are in His Presence we are home.
Safe and secure.
Do you know this about God? Do you realize that by simply sitting in His Presence, you are content and free, safe and loved? He revealed Himself to me in this way, many years ago, and I have to tell you, it changed me forever.
I was sitting in my family room distraught. I felt out of control. My husband and I were not in sync. No matter what we said to one another, we didn’t see things the same way. What happened to wedded bliss?
At that time, I was learning to go to the Bible for counsel before I tried other ways of coping. Over 30 years later, this is the best discipline that has paid big dividends! Any other way that I sought fell short. God has never, ever, failed to meet me. This is why I want you to know about it. Looking for God in His Word will become your firm foundation for when life shakes you to the core.
As I was reading in Isaiah, something happened that shifted my whole thinking. Jesus was standing behind me with His hands on my shoulders, He read Isaiah 41:10 to me. Now, I did not physically see Him nor hear audible words, but I did, by the Holy Spirit, know that I was in His presence. I became aware that I wasn’t alone in the room.
“Fear not, Carol, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you, and I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
Go ahead and put your name in place of mine. God’s Word is for you. It is God’s way of telling you how much He loves you. You have your very own love letter from the Savior of the world. Take a moment and read this verse slowly and allow God to speak to you.
ASK YOURSELF: What is he saying to you?
God has helped me in ways where I now know I can trust Him. I have stood long enough on my Rock, aka Christ, where I can say like Peter did in John 6:68, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
We can trust God with the unknown. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He is already in our tomorrows preparing a way for us. Look up and see who is before you, ready to make any wrong you have endured right.