Where Is God In Unknowns & Questions?

5:32 am Wendy van Eyck 4 Comments

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! 1 Corinthians 13:12 (MSG)

1 Corinthians 13:12 (MSG)
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My husband may or may not have cancer.

The Doctors cannot confirm whether it has reoccurred. They cannot say that he is cancer free either.

All we can do is wait and see what happens.

See if the next biopsy shows more cancerous cells.

Or if the next scan shows the lymph node returning to its normal size.

We’re living in limbo. 

Sometimes in conversation we find ourselves allowing our dreams for next year to mingle with hope and then one of us says, “If chemotherapy doesn’t happen.”

That reality tugs at us, reminding us how nothing is normal now, and that we don’t really know anything about what the future holds.

We’re living between the now and the not yet. 

We’re trying to see the future but unknowns cloud our view.

In the midst of all the unknowns we’ve found God hanging on to us, not letting us slip or fall, and we’re returning his grip, trusting that he really is in control.

On the toughest days, when I’m tired of living in the unknowns, I hang on to 1 Corinthians 13:12.

I pin everything on the fact that what makes no sense to me now is already clear to him. 

I like that this verse is in the bible because it tells me I’m not the only one that struggles with uncertainty.

It reminds me that God sees us now. And he has already seen us in the future. And that nothing is unknown to him. 

He’s not sitting with the Doctors trying to figure out what is growing in my husbands’ body, he already knows.

God is sitting with us in the unknown. 

He is crawling into the spaces between now and the future, tracing tears and catching fragments of broken hearts.

I’m beginning to see that if we stay here in the unknown, in this time where nothing makes sense, and we look for God instead of answers, we’ll find that he is already here. 

Because it is in the unknown that God becomes known to us. (<-- Click here to tweet this)

Can you think of time when you knew that God was with you in the midst of unknowns? Ask God to make Himself known to you in the midst of the unknowns in your life.

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