After I graduated from college last May, I felt the call to missions. Everything felt uncertain and terrifying, especially since I was in a season of life where I was supposed to be getting a "real job" and starting my "adult life". While it is exciting to think about moving across the world for a year, the thought of raising financial support and leaving my family scares me more than anything. As the date of departure steadily approaches, I'm left with questions: How will all the money come in? What if something happens while I'm gone? Why did God choose me for this?
We all feel like this at various times in our lives. After unexpected layoffs at work, relational hardships, or getting the news of cancer, it's easy to ask God "why?" Even when good news comes along, it's usually accompanied by some sort of anxiety. In general, we as humans don't love uncertainty.
Here's what is certain: The Lord is faithful.
The Lord is faithful even when our lives are filled with unanswered questions. We see it all throughout Scripture. From the Israelites being called out of Egypt and roaming the desert for 40 years, to the undeserved crucifixion of Jesus, the Lord has always been and will always be faithful. God delivered the Israelites, and He used Jesus' death to reconcile all sinners to Himself.
Also, Jesus himself states in John 16:33 that "These things I have spoken to you, than in ME you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (Can I get an AMEN?!)
Is there a situation in your life that you're worried about? Are you feeling doubt about your future? Are you having a hard time trusting God?
Our actions reveal what we believe. Sometimes we need a reminder of Who carries us, so I want to invite you to join me in the #SLTrustChallenge. For the next 30 days, will you write down "I WILL TRUST GOD" on post it notes and place them around your house or workplace? While you write, pray that God will increase your faith in Him and it will move you to action.