If we have faith, in times of uncertainty we wait patiently, relying on God’s promises. As the book of Romans tells us:
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
Some things (like the day and hour of the second coming) may still be uncertain when we die. Other uncertain situations will come to an end. The uncertainty about our new grandson, Bradley David, was resolved on August 6th, when he made his first appearance.
There is talk of a vaccine for the coronavirus, so we can look forward to a time when masks and social distancing will become a thing of the past. The questions of when my husband will retire and where we will live will eventually be answered. The currently jobless will find occupations, babies will learn to sleep through the night, teenagers will become adults and discover their callings and soulmates, and the world will keep spinning. Sometimes we’ll be disappointed because things don’t work out as we hoped, but many times we’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that God’s plans are even better than we imagined.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
If you’re uncertain, wait patiently. Hope. Pray. Remember that God is at work. Life is uncertain, but He is not.
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