There is a lot that I don’t know. I mean, a lot!
I know, I know, for those of you who know that I home school my littles, may be thinking, “Oh no… she is confessing there is a lot that she doesn’t know and she is daily teaching her children… well just bless those little kid’s hearts.” If you are thinking those thoughts, don’t worry, I have the same or similar thoughts on a daily basis. 🙂
It’s true y’all… I am absolutely clueless about so many things. I don’t know the future. I don’t know what all will take place tomorrow, even.
I don’t know if our family is going to survive financially.
I have no idea if my husband will lose his job this week or if I should go back to work as a pediatric nurse tomorrow.
Our car was broken into yesterday while we were on vacation at the beach… I don’t know who violated our things and took my camera, credit cards, cash and my kid’s Kindle’s… I have no idea if the State Law Patrol will be able to find our valuables.
I don’t know what dart the enemy will throw at my family next.
I don’t know if I will breathe my last breath when I fall asleep tonight.
Will my children wake up sick tomorrow?
Will my anxiety and panic attacks return?
Will our nation be under attack in the near future?
I DON’T KNOW!!! There is an enormous amount of things that I don’t know and have no control over. Yet, these are the very things that I lie awake at night worrying about. These are the thoughts that consume me… finances. health. safety. life and death.
Yes, there is much that I don’t know. There is much that I have no control over…
But… there are a few things that I am most certain of. There are a few things that I know to be true…
Our God reigns (1 Chronicles 16:31; Psalm 93:1).
God has a perfect plan (Jeremiah 26:11).
God’s promises are true (Genesis 9:13; 2 Corinthians 1:20).
God will provide (Philippians 4:19).
His mercies are new every day (Lamentations 3:23).
He gives grace upon grace (John 1:16).
I am a daughter of the King (Psalm 45:9-11; 1 John 3:1).
I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine (Song of Solomon 6:3).
In Christ I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 13914).
NOTHING can separate me from His love (Romans 8:38-39).
What else do I know and am I confident of???
He is in control. He is King. My trust and my faith lie in Him alone and on the solid rock of Christ I WILL STAND!!!!!
There is a lot that I do not know… But I DO KNOW the ONE who knows and takes care of everything. Every. Single.Thing.
Sink or swim. Mountain, valley or plateau… I will rest in Christ! I will! Deuteronomy 7:9 (ESV): Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations…
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
blessed is the one who trusts in you.