As I write, I’m a week out from the day this is will post. Looking ahead at the calendar, I see that that Monday I will be a thousand miles from where I now sit and will be getting ready to hit the road again as I start a temporary job on the home school convention circuit.
There’s no telling what this spring has in store, nor when I’ll be coming home, or what I’ll do when I get back. 2015 has already cracked up to be a year of taking one uncertain step at a time.
Ah, uncertainty. Is there anyone who does not crave some sort of stability? There are days I wish my whole life were outlined and scheduled down to my last breath just so I could at least think I’m certain of where I’m going. Then other days, my greatest solace is that I have no idea what tomorrow holds.
But lately I’ve seen that one of the joys of uncertainty is being surprised by how, when, and where God shows up. You know… The moments that leave you stunned and thanking Him. The moments we remember most vividly, and the times we look back at as milestones in our faith. I love moments like those and often wish for more of them…until I realize they are generally prefaced by seasons of great uncertainty.
- At the seasons I was most alone, God provided friends.
- When I needed a job the most, He provided an unlikely one that worked perfectly with my weird schedule.
- When I didn’t know what was causing my pain, He revealed the source…and provided an antidote.
As a friend of mine often quotes, “God is never late, but He’s rarely early.” I think most of us who have walked with Him a while can testify to that. But when He does reveal Himself, He’s never stingy with love and grace.
And I’m only just starting to see the truth of this whole concept. Who knows what the coming weeks hold, but like everyone, I’m called only to the take the next step. With Him.
It just works. When you think about it, it’s its own form of stability.
What about you? When has a season of uncertainty lead you to see God more clearly?