Have you ever driven in dense fog? I took this picture a few years ago as I was driving to work through very dense fog that prevented me from seeing much past the front of my car. I had no idea what lay ahead of me on that road. I just had to continue driving and hope that there wouldn’t all of a sudden be a large object in my path. All I had to rely on was the familiarity of the route itself and my short-distance vision. The future can feel like that sometimes – unclear, a little nerve-wracking, moving forward with uncertainty…
When you move forward through an uncertain future, you’re likely to hope for several things: that your path will become clear, that you’ll understand why you had to go through this period of uncertainty, and of course that you will find yourself safely or happily at the end of this uncertainty.
But as you move forward, trusting amidst the unknown, it’s a little scary because there are no guarantees that your journey will end the way you desire it to. Perhaps you could be okay with however it ends, but for me, sometimes it’s more of the uncertainty of it all that makes me nervous.
I tend to get so anxious to see where this road leads, just to know what will happen. (And yes, I was one of those kids who pestered Mom and Dad with “ARE WE THERE, YET?!”)
When facing the uncertain, you have no clue as to how long the road is, if you will take any detours or not, where the heck it goes, and what stops are along the way. And that can be really hard to deal with on a day-to-day basis.
But there is good news – one thing is for sure: you are not the one driving. And that brings me so much comfort and peace when I choose to remember that truth.
There is One who knows exactly where all roads lead and end. There is One who is carrying you through each day of your journey.
He is One who I trust with my future, uncertainty and all. Heck, He’s the ONLY one I trust with my future!
So when the anxiety of the unknown begins to weigh you down, threatening to take over every thought you possess…stop and fix your eyes on the One who knows all and sees all, and trust Him to lead you through it.
For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light. – Mark 4:22