We have all been there at one point or another in our lifetime. Maybe you have been in a season of uncertainty. Perhaps, you are in the very thick of the uncertainty of life and its circumstances at this moment.
If only God would bless my husband with a job…then
If only God would would open this door for me…then
If only God did not allow this to happen to my child…then
If only God would restore my marriage now…then
If only God would not allow me to deal with burden…then
If only God would bless us with a baby…then
If only God did not allow this hurt to happen to me…then
What is your ” If only God…”?
How many times, dear friends, my sisters in Christ, have we started a sentence with “If only God___ (you can fill in the blank)?
We may have thought it, spoke it, yelled it, uttered it, whispered it, prayed it or cried it.
The Isrealites moaned and groaned. Let’s take look at the Israelites as they journeyed through the wilderness.
Exodus 16:3 ” If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt”, they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.”
Wow! Mind you, the Lord just saved them from the Egyptian slave drivers and under Pharaoh’s control. They witnessed the parting of the Red Sea! They were in the wilderness headed to the Promised Land. And yet, they were moaning and groaning due to their uncertainty with God’s plan. The Israelites were full of worry, doubt, fear and plain discontentment.
Our uncertainty breeds questioning and sometimes complaining. We question His way, His will or His motive. As if we cannot trust our Sovereign God.
Isaiah 55:8-9 ” My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. ” And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.”
Today, begin reading the book of Exodus, maybe read a chapter a day. Lay whatever fear, doubt, worry of the uncertainty in life at His feet. Rest knowing that God knows your circumstances.
Remember, God loves you!