Fear of the Unknown
Many people, like myself, are starting new chapters in their book of life. For some, all the previous pages have been leading up to this very specific moment. But for others, this chapter begins a blindsiding twisted turn of events that could change the course of the entire story. Either path brings a vast array of emotional responses that we may not be prepared to deal with.
From birthing new life, entering new relationships, new houses or jobs, to possibly ending relationships, losing a job, or even death, what happens next?
You can feel like you are 110% prepared, and still be scared, anxious or worried. On the other hand, you might not be prepared at all, but be willing to put your best foot forward and face whatever is to come.
It is the fear of the unknown that can cause us to have doubt or question what God has planned for us.
It is during these times that we have to rely on our faith in God the most.
Worrying about the future hampers your efforts for today (Matthew 6:26)
He will give you all you need from day to day if you life for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today (Matthew 6:33-34)
Worrying about what happens next is not our job. We place it in Gods hands and deal with today. Take it one day at a time, and focus on the kingdom of God.
Praise God that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
So breathe in the glory of today that God gave you. You may not be able to skip ahead to see what happens in this chapter, but you can choose to have the one true author help you write it. Page by page, and day by day.
To God be the Glory!