When a new revelation comes to us it can be disconcerting. Our world looks different! We are not sure how we fit in. Our view of our friends and family and the world we live in is no longer the same. Old habits and patterns have to be set aside. Fresh revelation brings new clarity. More often than not, new clarity demands a heart change.
John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God believe also in me.”
In seasons of uncertainty and turmoil, we are being asked to make a deliberate decision. We are being asked to not allow our hearts to be troubled. The only way I know how to do that is to spend copious amounts of time with God so I can walk through hard times from a place of peace… and that peace will impact those directly around me. It starts with me.
Sometimes I ponder the whys of life. It seems to me I’ve been handed a strange assortment of circumstances with which to contend. I’ve even complained that I’ve not liked the way things were going, and then I stop and look back on my life and see how God has worked and put everything together so beautifully. My life’s been full of challenges God has turned into blessings, and my “Why God?” has turned into a triumphant “Why not!”
Your Father is as near when you journey through the dark tunnel as when you journey under the open heaven!
There are always uncertainties ahead, but there is always one certainty–God’s will is good.
When we are in the dark we know through our sense of touch what kind of object we are holding in our hands, whether it is a stick or a snake. Both can be felt in the darkness, but we can see them only in the light. So long as we are not in the light we grope and stumble about, and we cannot see true reality. The man who does not believe in Divine Light is still in darkness. What then shall we do to come to the Light? We must step out of the darkness and approach the Light; that is, we must kneel before our Saviour and pray to Him fervently. Then we shall be bathed in His Light, and we shall see everything clearly.
The human spirit abides in the body very much as the chicken in the shell. If it were possible for the bird within the shell to be told that outside of it was a great widespread world, with all kinds of fruit and flowers, with rivers and grand mountains, that its mother also was there, and that it would see all this when set free from its shell, it could not understand or believe it…. In the same way there are many who are uncertain about the future life and the existence of God, because they cannot see beyond this shell-like body of flesh, and their thoughts, like delicate wings, cannot carry them beyond the narrow confines of the brain. Their weak eyes cannot discover those eternal and unfading treasures which God has prepared for those who love Him.