There is so much uncertainty in the world. When we go through seasons of uncertainty, we need to remind ourselves of the times we’ve struggled and wondered if God would come through for us. Not that we should want to dwell in the past, but to merely pause and reflect that He always does come through in one way or another for us. In hindsight we will see that we never needed to worry about God meeting our needs. Since God has come through for us before, we can be certain He will do the same now.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I am reminded of the account in the gospels when a storm violently shook the boat Luke 8:23-25. The disciples frantically feared for their lives. It’s easy to see why they would have reacted this way. Jesus, on the other hand, slept peacefully in the boat. When they woke Him, Jesus asked them why they didn’t have faith He would make sure everything turned out alright. Then, Jesus calmed the waves with one command ― which left his followers astonished that even the wind and waves would obey Him.
Jesus was physically present in their daily lives, but when the storm hit they needed to make a choice to trust Him. Today, His Spirit is alive and dwelling among us. Therefore there is no need to worry because we are always in the presence of the one who commands the universe. If we say we believe in Jesus, then why not believe Him? He asks us the same thing in our times of uncertainty…where is out faith?
Again, it is a daily discipline. No matter the uncertainty, where there is Jesus, there can be peace. You can be certain of it.
So let me encourage you to go deeper — When you feel overwhelmed, just stop. Turn all distractions and sources of noise off. Be still. Thank the Lord for what He has done for you in the past and thank Him for the plans and purposes He has for you. Praise God that He has you in His loving arms.