An unpredictable future can be a scary one. Friend, you are not alone. I am a control freak and not “knowing” the future is scary and annoying to me.
Who else here is a control freak?
I come from a long line of control freaks all the way back to at least my great grandpa. Predictability used to be my comfy blankie I would wrap my mind and heart around. Well, that’s out the window officially even though really in life there is no way to say for sure what the future holds.
In the fall last year, would you believe that we all would be here… The globe wrapped in a pandemic. Frantic people hoarding toilet paper and pasta. (Anyone else see people buying up pasta?) The entire world getting together to try to find a cure or vaccine. People ignoring stay at home orders for spring break and coming back infected. Businesses shutting down. Neighbors helping neighbors. All entertainment like sporting events, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and more shutting down. Churches closed.
That last one has been the scariest for me.
As a Bible believing Christian, I really believe the whole Bible is true. Yep, I really do. If you’ve read the whole thing and researched it, there’s some pretty crazy stuff in there. Forget Netflix, this book has action, drama, suspense, and “the greatest love story ever told.” And the last “book” of the Bible is Revelations. To me that’s the wildest ride of all. It talks about the end of the world as we known it (oh great now I have that song stuck in my head!). Anyway, maybe this time happening now is predictable. Maybe we are moving toward “end times.” I don’t know; no one does.
What I do know is with this pandemic, though awful in so many ways, includes good things too. I saw this going around Facebook… I’m not sure where it originated and if it was you, I’d love to site you on this article.
Whew, for me that was a great perspective on all that is going on.
We cannot predict anything. Ever stub your toe? If you could predict everything, that would never happen right? Well, people all over the world have stubbed their toe. People all over the world have put up false idols in their hearts (I am one of them). I’m sad about what is happening – people getting sick, some dying, people losing their jobs and businesses, overloaded healthcare workers, food shortages, and more.
But the love of God is still in the midst of life. It’s a rollercoaster. There are uphills and there are the falls, turns, clack-clack-clack of anxiety of what is just over the hill, and the upside down topsy-turvy stomach churning loops. But God is holding you tightly in that seat never letting you go.
That’s the best 100% accurate predictability to hang onto and I’m hoping you do too.
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