PC: Rebekah Rice
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Truth be told, I don’t often write about the struggles I’m going through at present. Perhaps, it’s because I don’t really understand them myself. I often write from past experiences, things that I’ve already learned, and by His strength have already been overcome.
I think to myself, how can I encourage others when I myself am not? Because honestly, its kind of intimidating and extremely humbling to write about something you don’t fully understand. To share your heart when you’re in a season of uncertainty and you yourself don’t know what the future holds. It’s difficult to remind others to have faith when you yourself are struggling.
But for some reason, I felt a tug on my heart to write this. Maybe you’re in a season of uncertainty as well and if you are, I just want to let you know that you’re not alone.
I don’t have anything deep or seemingly wise to tell you, I just want to be real and share the season of life I’m in in hope to encourage you.
I want you to know that even though the future is a little bit hazy and I may not really understand what God is doing, He remains faithful.
I want you to know that even though my simple mind may not be able to comprehend every detail of His plan…He is still good.
I have no idea where I will be in a month from now. I don’t know what God is doing and I can’t truly grasp the “why” of it all right now, but I’m resting in the fact that His plan has always been better than I could have imagined and I know it will be this time, as well.
Yes, the future is a bit unclear and I don’t really understand why many things I never could have imagined to happen, did. But I know this one thing remains true: He is faithful.
I think to myself, how can I possibly write this chapter of my life without knowing the next word? the next step?
Yet God is showing me on a daily basis that I’m not the author of my story, He is. I don’t need to know every mere detail like I so often think I do. I simply need to face each day with grace and strength, allowing Him to write the story day by day.
Faith is not knowing God’s plan, but trusting His plan.
I may not know what tomorrow holds or where I’ll be in the near future, but I know He has me right where I am for a reason. He has a specific purpose for me right now, and it’s just up to me to step into it -the purpose- that is, instead of letting the enemy drag me down in discouragement.
I’ve told myself over and over again: He is faithful. He is faithful. He is faithful.
Until every bit of doubt that has been clouding my mind has faded away.
I don’t understand what He is doing, but He is faithful.
If your going through a season of uncertainty, I desperately hope you can find comfort in knowing that, as well.
I hope you step into the incredible purpose He has for you, even if you’re a bit confused about why He has you in this certain season of life. He doesn’t expect much from us, simply a willing heart to do His will.
I may not know where I will be in a month or two from now, but He does and that thought alone brings me the sweetest peace.
I remember on New Year’s Eve when tears gently rolled down my face, I wouldn’t have dared said anything then, but I was so afraid of what this year would hold.
In all honesty, I didn’t enter this year with much faith, but the beauty entangled between it all is that I can already see how He has strengthened my faith day by day. I’m no longer afraid, but I’m excited for the growth this year has already held and will continue to hold.
I want to remind you that as long as we keep taking each day by faith with grace and strength, that’s all He wants. In fact, He doesn’t want us to know every detail of His plan just yet. I think in this exact moment He simply wants us to have faith and in His time we will see that every single little detail will have worked out just how it was supposed to be.
Love and blessings,