I’ll admit to whining as we wait for our house to sell. We’re sad about leaving our church and our church friends, but we believe the Lord prompted the move, so we’re ready to move.
At any moment, we may receive a call about a showing, so we rise early each morning to keep the house clean and prepared. I love having a spiffy, clean house and I hope and pray the next owner will love our home. However, during the wait, I’m patient one minute and the next I’m impatient. I trust the Lord, but my wavering attitude shows work is needed in several areas. Goodness, it would be so nice to see the heavenly calendar with time and dates so I could make plans. I’d know exactly when we’d get a contract on the house and when we could close and move.
Then I wonder, would I truly relax in that knowledge? There is always more I want to know.
The only way to rest, is in trusting the Lord with every step of the past, present, and future — walking by faith and not by sight. The faith walk is remembering God is faithful, He has our best interests at heart, and His timing is always perfect.
Oswald Chambers shared, “Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God.” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest)
I have no idea what tomorrow will hold, everything in life is uncertain, but I have the best certainty of God. Because of the faithfulness and unfailing love of God, I should be living in state of breathless expectation. The proper perspective, the joyous key to waiting in the uncertainty of life, is the reality that nothing is uncertain for God. He knows it all, He loves me best, and His plans will be the best. Yes! I’m giddy with joy and breathless in expectation.
“’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.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders. I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I’m singing your song, High God.” ~ Psalm 9:1-2 (MSG)