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I cannot begin to count how many times that I have heard “we live in uncertain times.” It seems that everyday, there is a new whirl of uncertainty twirling all around us. It is manifested in the politics, religion, and personal areas of the world, news demonstrates this through the the hate crimes, inappropriate speaks that are shared on and off the airwaves, mental and social anxieties, and the overwhelming growth of suffering all around us.
Ironically, I have found that scrolling through social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn contribute to reminders of the ever growing stress monopolies that are Twirl, Twirl, Twirling around us. Fake news and “Alternative Facts” have also become a stressing subject matter, it seems to fuel and foster distrust when it comes to deciphering what is real and what is fake. The fear grows, breeds, and manifests in the midst of uncertainty and gives birth to fruitlessness.
This is one of the many reasons why God tells us, “I am with you.” When we are tempted to fear, we need to remember that God is with us. God promises us that he will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). His Word also says that he will go with us (Deuteronomy 31:6).
There is a misconception that when we are struggling and filled with fear and doubt, we cannot make it through without another human being, when in reality it is God that we cannot do without. You see, while it may feel we are facing our fears alone, God is right there with us each and every moment of the day. He created our inmost being and knit us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13), which includes every tiny cell and every stitch of our personality. God says to his prophet in Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” No one knows us better than God, therefore no other can calm our weary spirits and worrying souls the way He can.
So when it seems that God does not hear our prayers, He does. And when you wonder how can He allow all of these things to happen around us, it is because there is a reason. Sit still, have faith and know that the situation will resolve when He has His final say so.
Step back and consider the basis of fear, it’s all boils down to us us worrying about how external forces could impact our lives. So rather than letting those circumstances control you, realize that you have the power to master your emotions, to step out of suffering and to live the life you want through your faith in God. Regardless of the chaos, adversity, you can combat it and not allow it to control your life and instead allow God to have His way.
Something to consider, what is the difference between someone who views uncertainty as a gift, versus someone who sees it as an defeat? Consider the difference between fear and faith. Both are about the future, both convey something that is unknown and based on life experiences, and are created on your mind and thoughts.
So tell me, what will you do to eliminate the boundaries that fear has attempted to create in your life? To a moment, set aside some time and start making decisions to take back your life and control of your emotions. Facing your fears and uncertainty is one of the best things that you could ever do. There is no logical reason why Fear should have a stronghold over your life, take back your power and invest your passion and emotions in to kingdom works.