Are you dealing with uncertainty in your life? Are there issues that you are struggling with? Health, money, marriage, children? How can we deal with these uncertainties and have peace?
This is something that our family has been struggling with over the past few months. My husband has always been healthy and could eat whatever, whenever….until things changed. Back in October 2017 he had severe stomach issues for a few days. We thought it was probably a stomach bug. Things improved somewhat but he continued to have pain and other issues throughout the following weeks. I finally convinced him (seriously, like pulling teeth:) to go and visit our family doctor. (This had been going on for about six weeks.)
He visited our physician and they ran blood work and did various other tests. They could find nothing wrong with him, but the pain continued. Now, I don’t know how many of you have had to deal with a family member that is sick and there doesn’t seem to be an answer,but it can be one of the most discouraging things to happen to a family. I am sort of a take charge kind of person and like to be in control, so this experience has been quite a challenge for me. I have truly had to hand this over to God and let Him take control of this situation. (Although I have to say, this has definitely taught me that I need to pray from more patience.)
Throughout this time there have been several verses that have helped us through this period of waiting.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
As of tomorrow, my husband will be having a colonoscopy and an endoscopy to try and figure out what is going on. We are uncertain of what they may find, but we are certain that no matter what the news is, we know who holds our future in His hands, and we know that he is the healer. We are trusting that God has a plan and this is bump in the road is part of the journey.
For those of you who may be going through a similar situation, or even something more troubling, please know that God has everything under control. He has a plan and a purpose for you and your life. Even though it may seem that life is spinning out of control, God is always in control.
Reach out to God and ask Him to give you peace that passes all understanding, comfort that will allow you to make it through the next day, or maybe even the next minute. Listen, even when we think God isn’t listening, pause for a moment and wait……the answer may not come right away, but it will come. It may not be the answer we wanted, but it will be God’s plan.