Life in the New Reality

What word would you use to describe the situation the world finds itself in? As I’ve talked to people and even have heard myself say it is the word “Uncertain.” Life feels as if it is in a perpetual holding pattern with so much unknowing of when or if this life will ever get back to normal.

The problem with uncertainty is not having enough information to feel any real emotion. There are not enough facts to feel relieved, hopeful or even fearful. However, the one emotion that many feel at this moment is insecure. In order for mankind to feel an emotional security there are six needs to every person needs to fulfill.

1. Certainty
2. Variety
3. Respected
4. Loved
5. Growth
6. Valuable

The number one emotional desire that most humans need to feel secure in their life is certainty. Certainty is the knowledge of enough facts to control the direction of life that leads to the feeling of security. Here lies the situation that mankind finds themselves in during this awkward season; we desire to control an issue we have no ability to control. This is the root problem that leads to uncertainty and insecurity. So, the root problem in life at this moment really isn’t uncertainty but it is the lack of the ability to control the outcome of this situation.

Spiritual Application
The Word of God tells us to “walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7. The question for you to ponder: Can you have complete control and certainty of your life and still walk by faith?” The answer is found in scripture. “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” Hebrews 11:1. If you know all the information and are in complete control of your life then where does that give the Almighty God an opportunity to direct your life? If we are in complete control of life then really you are walking by sight not by faith.

Solution to your feeling of Uncertainty
The only one that has complete certainly due to His omniscient attribute is God Himself. It’s hard to imagine but God lives outside of the realm of time meaning He already sees how this world crisis will end. He is a God that loved you enough that He sent His only Son to die for you even while you were still a sinner. If God loved you enough to send His Son to die then I think He loves you enough to “supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19. My recommendation (and preaching to myself) to have a little less trust in your ability to control this situation and have a lot more trust that God has the ability to supply your every need when you choose to walk by faith.

Three things to do during the unprecedented season
1. Repent – turn from your control and turn towards God
2. Relax – A faith that God is in control of your life
3. Reach out – Find others that don’t have faith in God and encourage them

We are praying for you to find the peace of God in this situation. This is a test of your faith so pass the test and show the world that will trust in God even when you don’t have the answers of how this will end.


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