"Surviving with NO Answers"
"Answers are always nice...” But often the situation comes with no answer, what then?
Is there a plan “B”? Do you just stand there like a deer caught in the head lights? Do you panic? Do you give up? Do you stand there dumbfounded? Does your Faith become shaken? What do you do?????
We are a people of answers - not the unknown. Oftentimes we in essence “demand” results to our question marks.
For example, LIFE. Sometimes life just happens and things just shatter into a million pieces. I know that’s a broad statement. But, insert what your current situation is in to that “life” statement. What do you do? How do you react? Who or what do you turn too? Who do you become?
It’s not the answers that’s necessarily needed. Although answers to our struggles are nice indeed. It is the learning how to maneuver through the struggles that we must learn and become content with. Answers will not always be there, matter of fact answers to our situation don’t always come. In a perfect world, yes. But, we live in a fallen world. So learning how to maneuver through pressures is the key. 99% of the time the answers are found when you turn around and look back, reflection. The saying goes, “Looking back is always 20/20 vision”. Until you reach that opportune moment to review and reflect, consistency in moving forward with no direct answer is at times the road we often have to travel with contentment. As the song lyrics read, “...as I look back on the road I’ve traveled. I’ve seen so many times how He’s carried me through...”
Answers come, but remember answers come often in the aftermath when everything has cleared. Timing is everything and most importantly God’s timing. And weather or not we would like to admit it. God provides answers but typically those answers are provided when God knows we are ready to hear them. Like I said, timing is everything - nothing is happen stance.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To EVERYTHING there IS A SEASON, and A TIME to every purpose under the heaven:”
Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.”
Be encouraged my friend. Remember the mile markers (the testimonials) of the past events in your life God has brought you through successfully - key word successfully. Know that this unknown moment and time in your life will become a testimony viewed with understanding to come. In the overwhelming unknown moments remind yourself, “reflection of God’s goodness brings hope to the questions marks”, remember that.