Uncertainty, it seems to be circling our world right now. Uncertainty of the severity of the Corona virus, uncertainty about the next best thing to do, uncertainty surrounding people’s lives, jobs, schools. Just flat out don’t know a thing uncertainty. And it’s not fun.
But isn’t a lot of our life uncertainty? Especially this time of year. Uncertain if the breeding decisions we made last year will pay off. Uncertain the effect of what the weatherman is predicting is going to have. Uncertain if the seed we will plant will yield well, or not.
You see we make plans and have predictions what we’re going to do tomorrow but we never really can be certain of that. I know we’ve all had days where we started the long to do list and ended with little to show for a hard day’s work. None of our plans are for certain, we can do our very best to follow through with them but sometimes someone else has other plans for us.
Even in the days with the bleakest outlooks like these God still has plans for us. I’m sure everyone is familiar with Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” NIV
It may seem like a cliché in times like these, but I find great comfort in knowing the Lord promises me he has plans for me. I don’t have to know what they are, he does. As much uncertainty as we all feel right now, I bet some of us even feel a little like Job in chapter 17:11-12 “My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.” I believe there is light coming. I choose to look for the light and away from the darkness of the past few weeks. In fact, I would like to share some examples of light I see.
1.) I get to watch baby calves be born and learn how to grow each and every day
2.) I am seeing my community and world band together to help provide for one another in these scary times.
3.) I’ve seen people learn to be more careful around our vulnerable people, y’all they’re always here- let’s keep that up even post corona.
4.) it was sunny enough yesterday I could feel it warming me up.
If I listed the darkness in our world, I would have an arguably much longer list. I don’t want to dwell on that, I want to hand that to God, and let myself dwell on the light. If you’re feeling down about our current times, I want to encourage you to think about the light in your life, too. Keep praying and keep on keeping on we’ve got this and we’re all in it together! Care for one another and let’s get this thing behind us once and for all.