The Unknown Future is Scary for Us, But There is No Unknown for God.
When life starts to feel chaotic, we reach for control.
The unknown is scary.
The future can feel dreadful.
The uncertainty of it all can leave us feeling fearful.
So, we reach for control because it gives us a temporary feeling of safety.
Yet, we know deep down we can’t and we won’t be able to control or determine what happens in the future.
There is just so much that isn’t in our hands.
The thing is, we weren’t created to know the future for a reason.
God knew what He was doing.
In fact, He calls us to just live in today.
He calls us to being present with Him, and others, right where we are at.
It’s so easy for anxiety and worry to sneak in and try to derail us from enjoying today.
When you start to feel your mind taking you down that path of future-oriented fear...
Take a minute to recognize it for what it is.
Breathe and acknowledge it.
Remind yourself that you have no idea what the future holds, regardless of what your thoughts are telling you.
Focus on today.
How can you get closer to God today?
What could you do to embrace today?
And on those really hard days? The ones that feel so overwhelming...
You might just have to take it hour by hour or minute by minute.
Give yourself some grace. God certainly has.
Know that it won’t always feel like this, friend.
You have a God who has already walked the entire path of your life.
He’s with you now, and He’s already at the end, too.
He knows the future, but it’s this very moment He wants to bring your attention to. This day isn’t a waste. There is beauty in it.
Be still. Know that He is God.
And remember that there is no unknown for Him.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog