How do you feel about uncertainty? Is it exciting or scary?

By nature, I am a planner.  I like to know what is going to happen and when it will happen.  I like to make spreadsheets and notebooks and schedules.  My first question on a trip or outing is, “What’s the plan?”  Wondering about the “what ifs” of situations can sometimes drive me to great angst and anxiety.

Simply put, uncertainty is not something I like.  In many cases, it about scares me to death.  Or maybe just gives me a bad rash.

I realize that this is in great part because if the outcome of something is uncertain, it is out of my control.  Wow.  That was hard to type.

As a Christian, I know that God holds the future.  I know that I know that I know that.  I really do draw great strength from knowing that God is already at tomorrow.  Nothing is uncertain to Him. It doesn’t mean I have to like uncertainty, but it does give me peace knowing that nothing is a surprise to Him.  I’ve pondered many times about how I would handle a BIG problem with an uncertain future.  And I’ve closely watched people I know deal with BIG uncertainties with grace – because it’s HIS grace.

So I guess that’s all to say that uncertainty scares me.  But I know Who holds tomorrow and that helps me face any uncertainty life may throw my way.


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