Facing the Unknown

Facing the Unknown

Most of my young adult life has consisted of venturing into the unknown.  At times, it has been exciting and at other times terrifying.

In 2014, I traveled from Missouri to Colorado to attend a conference at Charis Bible College.  As worship began they played the popular song “Oceans.”

Part of the lyrics go:

“You call me out upon the water

The great unknown where feet may fail

And there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep My faith will stand…..

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

Let me walk upon the waters

Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior.”

As I sang this song it echoed the cry of my heart to trust God wherever He would lead me.  In that moment, I felt God tugging on my heart to come to Charis.  Several months later I made the move and enrolled in school.  That step into the unknown has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

In the Bible, there is a significant character who also stepped into the unknown. 

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.

-Hebrews 11:8 (NKJV)

In Genesis, God called Abraham to leave his homeland and to go to a land that He would show him. He also promised to make him into a great nation.  Abraham did not know what lay in store for his future but he trusted God and today we are living in the fulfillment of God’s promise to him.  

So how can we too face the unknown?

Hebrews 11:8 gives us the answer - by faith.

We don’t have to be fearful of the unknown because we know that God is for us.  He will only lead us into good things.

Maybe you are currently in a season where you don’t know what is in store.  You might not know where you will be living next or where you will be working.  Be at rest that even if you don’t know God does.

Your future might be unpredictable to you but it’s predictable to Him.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

Just as God kept His promise to Abraham you can be sure He will keep His promise to you.




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