The Brightness Of God’s Light

To say I don’t handle suspense very well is an understatement. Last night when I was watching Swiss Family Robinson I was freaking out when the pirates were attacking the family. The sad part is that it’s a Disney movie. The thing I don’t like about suspense is the unknown.

What if the Robinson’s die? What if a pirate chops off the kids’ heads? What if the pirates capture the family and they are taken away from their paradise?

Yes, I know it’s a Disney movie and the rating tells me that it’s going to have a happy ending but that doesn’t change how I feel in that scary moment when all I can do is wait for the scene to play out. The rating of the movie is the last thing on my mind when all I can see are swords flying and people fighting.

A rating doesn’t take the suspense away and it sure doesn’t tell me everything is going to be okay. 

The unknown is like a deep dark fog. It’s scary and at times it can be haunting. If you’re not careful the unknown can begin to consume your life. Before you know it, the peace you feel can become lost in thoughts filled with worry. 

Lately my life has been full of unknowns. Between work, preparing for marriage, and learning how to be a daughter all I feel is suspense and worry.

Am I going to have what it takes to be a wife? What am I going to do for work when my internship ends? What if I mess up? Am I going to be a good enough daughter? 

For the past month these thoughts have captivated my mind and they have caused me nothing but turmoil. My peace disappeared in a dark fog of an unknown and suspenseful future until today, when God spoke to me through a much needed scripture.

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
~Matthew 6:34

I went into work this morning exhausted, depressed, and full of worry but as I looked at this scripture I began to feel peace.

God is stronger than my worries.

He knows exactly what I need when I need it. This verse was a wonderful and much needed reminder of God’s love for me and his control over my life.

I don’t know my future. Unlike the Swiss Family Robinson, my life wasn’t written by Disney so I have no idea how it’s going to turn out. The fogginess of the future is a reminder that my creator has me in the palm of his hands.

Light

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He is my light through the fog. He is my light in the darkness.

As I take steps towards the unknown I will no longer let worry consume me because God is in control.

Are you trapped in the stress of the unknown? Are you being consumed with suspense?  Don’t worry because God’s got your back. He’s with you through every situation life brings. His purpose for your life is greater than you could ever imagine.

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 (The Message)

Remember that light will always defeat the darkness.

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