Into the Unknown

At times we can find ourselves in circumstances where one or more areas of our life have a big question mark over the future. It feels as if we’re on the walkway above, heading right off the end of the gangplank into the unknown.

What I didn’t show when I took that picture above is that there are stairs at the end leading down to the beach, but you can’t see them from the camera’s vantage point.

And if we know the Lord, the same thing is true in life.

From where we sit today, sometimes we can’t see God’s plan for our future. But guaranteed, God has one.

That plan may not be what we expected, but God’s way is always the best way.

So, we take one step at the time holding on to God as He holds us.

One is inclined to bring out Jeremiah 29:11 at this point. “'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.’” But Jeremiah was writing to a people in exile, and these verses were perhaps pointing to their ultimate destiny, because there would still be some stuff for them to go through. As we face the unknown, we may still have some stuff to face, too. However, a couple of verses down, there are words that apply to right here, right now. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).  

Right now, we seek Him. Right now, we turn to Him with our whole hearts. God is present. God accompanies us on our journeys, and we can give Him all the questions about our future.

God’s presence is enough. Even into the unknown.