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.