posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:39 PM
A NEW YEAR AND UNCERTAINTY
In every new year comes the certainness of uncertainty. This year, like every other, we
are called to trust in Him who is completely trustworthy. Unfortunately we get tripped up
in ''common sense'' and ''understanding''. We don't have to understand in order to trust.
We are inclined to be so calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing.
We believe we must have a plan to reach some end, but that is not the nature of
The nature of spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty, so we do not make
a nest anywhere. We try using our common sense to think ''suppose I were in that
situation...'' We cannot make believe we are in any condition we have never been in.
Certainty may be the mark of the common sense life, but, faithful uncertainty is the mark
of the spiritual life. Being uncertain in our ways is being certain of God. Instead of not
knowing what any day will bring and feeling fear, not knowing what any day will bring
should give us great excitement and expectation. We don't have to be certain of
our next step, we are certain of our God. If we live this way He will load our lives with
a long list of wonderful surprises and divine appointments.
We have to not only be believers of a creed. If we are only that then we don't believe
God, we believe our belief about Him. We must become as Jesus said, ''....as little
children...'' The real spiritual life we are called to is the life of a child. Then we are not
uncertain of God, but only of what He is going to do next, and the end result is His.
When we are in a right relationship with God our lives will be full of joyful uncertainty
and expectancy. Leave it all to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will act but He
always arrives on time and with enough.
Let us not be so practical that we want something more sure than faith. Faith honors
God and God honors faith.