Life is full of uncertainty.
We have this expectation that we will have a comprehensive plan for our lives and be able to pursue it without hindrance, and yet rarely is that the case.
Curve balls are thrown our way. We don’t meet our goals and ambitions. Life takes unexpected twists and turns.
And yet God is still on His throne.
In the midst of uncertainty, He never changes. In the fog of confusion, He remains true. In chaos, He remains in control. When life is unpredictable, He remains faithful to His Word.
In the Bible, King David knew a bit about the uncertainty of life. He had been crowned king, and yet spent many years on the run in the wilderness as the previous ruler, King Saul, sought to kill him. The position was rightfully his, yet he could not exercise the authority he had been granted. And even in the midst of not knowing how things would turn out, he knew where his trust laid. As he said in Psalm 18:
In my distress I called upon the LORD;
to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears. (v. 6, ESV)
David did not know how God would provide, but he knew that He would. Even as his very life was at stake, David knew that God heard his cries and was preparing his way.
As you face uncertainty in your life, may your trust be that of David’s. May you turn to God for help and strength and may you trust in Him to provide. May you know that while the future may look murky to you, it doesn’t to God. And may you join with David in saying:
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2, ESV)