Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Certainty In A World Of Uncertainty
“Certainty In A World Of Uncertainty”
Hebrews 13:8 NIV
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
There are some things that I don’t mind being the same in my life. There are certain things that I enjoy being predictable and expected each day and each week. I’m sure there are things that you all enjoy each day that become a routine. We all get into routines and we come to expect certain things at certain times.
We get up in the morning, take a shower, eat breakfast, get the kids off to school (in the normal world, of course), drive to work (or go into the home office), eat lunch, drive home (or leave the home office), eat dinner, go to bed at some point. We sometimes add to these activities or change them up in some ways as different things come up, but we stick to a routine a lot of times.
We live in a world right now where nothing is certain or predictable. Just when we think we have something figured out, change comes drastically it seems. Nothing seems certain anymore, especially with all the chaos of the pandemic around us. We have become very unsure and uncertain of many things. It seems every day that I go to work, there are some changes taking place and more to follow.
I’ve come to a point where I mentally have to prepare myself for any changes that may come and ask God to help me deal with them. Sometimes I deal with changes ok, but other times I do not. The change in expectation or routine can totally throw my day off. It can ruin my mood and make me crabby the rest of the day with coworkers and then with my family at night. I just want to have certainty in life so often. However, I need to learn better to expect the unexpected and just be ready if things change. I don’t need to be anxious, but just prepared.
Friends, we live in very uncertain times, but one thing you and I can count on each day is knowing, trusting and believing that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. We can rest in that promise that He will never change and that we can trust Him in every aspect of life. Nothing will ever change Who He is and how awesome He is. He will remain the supportive and loving God we have followed for years. Be certain that in this world of uncertainty, He is and always will be constant.
God, we thank you for being such an amazing Father to us. In this world of constant uncertainty, we praise You for remaining You. We thank you for helping us and never leaving us, no matter the situations that come up in life. We are so grateful that we can put our trust in You, even in the midst of the uncertainty in the world with this pandemic. Help us trust You, even when things don’t make sense. We lay our worries and anxious thoughts before You. Thank you for hearing us. Amen!