Uncertainties…

Life is full of uncertainty.  Some days it seems nothing is for sure.  You can be trucking along, thinking you know exactly where you’re going, why you’re heading that way, how you’re going to get there, and who is going to go with you, and then, BAM!  In the blink of an eye, everything can change… one phone call, one doctor report, one letter, one storm… one second, and all of a sudden you aren’t so sure anymore.  All that you thought you knew suddenly isn’t what you know.

Fortunately, we serve a God who doesn’t just think He knows- He knows.  In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, He is there, holding us in the palm of His hand.  We may lose sense of that, and focus on the madness that surrounds us here in this crazy world, but He doesn’t go anywhere.  He promises to always be right there with us, continuously working out His plan (and yes, that’s right- HIS plan, not ours!).

I was particularly encouraged today by Psalm 33… I could write all day, but David so eloquently sums it up in this Psalm (verses 4-5, 10-11, 13-15, 18-22) …

            “For the word of the Lord is right and true; 

                     He is faithful in all He does.

             The Lord loves righteousness and justice;

                     the earth is full of His unfailing love…..

           …The Lord foils the plans of the nations;

                     He thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

              But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,

              the purposes of His heart through all

                      generations……..

           …From heaven the Lord looks down

                      and sees all mankind;

               from His dwelling place He watches

                        all who live on earth-

              He who forms the hearts of all,

                        who considers everything they do….

          …But the eyes of the Lord are on those 

who fear Him, 

             on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,

              to deliver them from death

                          and keep them alive in famine.

            We wait in hope for the Lord,

                           He is our help and our shield.

             In Him our hearts rejoice,

                           for we trust in His holy name.

            May your unfailing love rest upon us,

O Lord,

                  even as we put our hope in You.” 

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