Life is a series of uncertain events as noted in recent tornadoes, floods, and other disasters. We may make plans to pursue one thing, but circumstances beyond our control intervene. Sometimes we are sent in the opposite direction from where we thought we were headed. We all experience these things. They may be from a death, a serious health issue, a divorce, or a devastating financial loss.
In our uncertainty, we may question God about our situation. Why did you allow this to happen to me? These tragedies are all part of our struggle between life and death. These uncertain times are used by God to draw us closer to Him. He wants us to place our trust in Him.
Jesus never promised that our lives would be without problems and uncertainties. He did say, “These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 KJV)
As we read the Bible, we find that Jesus went through uncertain times. The night before His crucifixion, He agonized over His impending death. He prayed that if it were possible, maybe there was another way. He was ready however, to do the will of His Heavenly Father.
Jesus’ apostles and disciples faced uncertain times after His death. Only through the power of the Holy Spirit were they able to boldly proclaim His word even if it might mean their own deaths.
We can find comfort in knowing that Jesus is with us. As we go through these times of uncertainty in our lives, we may have peace because of the presence of His Spirit in our hearts.
“Charge them that are rich in this age, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…” 1 Timothy 6:17 KJV
The Lord is able to give you peace. Trust in Him.