Monday, May 4, 2015

Uncertainties to Certainties

Lately I have been praying for so many of my friends as they walk the road of uncertainties. Problems are every where it seems....job issues...children's mental and physical health....all have lead these dear friends to be overwhelmed with uncertainties.

I know something about living with uncertainties.  That's just the life of a military wife. And as one of a newly retired military wife, as well.  Those months that Drew didn't have a job after he retired from the Air Force were filled with uncertainties. In the mist of it all we didn't know how God was going to work things out.  We felt in our hearts we were meant to stay here in Louisiana where our kids were settled and we were close to our families, but we didn't know how God would make it happen. Many days we had to push aside the feelings of being overwhelmed by those uncertainties and chose to trust in the One we were certain about.

And so, with those thoughts of our recent past I pray for my friends going through their current time of uncertainties. Pray that they focus on what is certain...God...the Almighty...

...that lives not only in heaven, but in our hearts...(John 14:2-4; Col 3:1-4;Eph 3:17)

...that gave up heaven to be Immanuel (God WITH us!)...(John 6:38; Matt 1:23)

...that desires us to have joy to the full...(John 15:11)

...that lives in us to direct us....(2 Tim 1:14; John 16:13)

...that who holds all things together - including our very lives (Col 1:17)

...who will be our finest treasure (Job 22:25)

...who is our refuge and strength (Psalm 46:1)

...who is our source of eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:9)

...who is near to the broken hearted (Psalm 34:18)

And mainly, I pray these friends will focus on the God who loves them. (John 3:16, Ro 5:8, Gal 2:20)

1 comment:

Polly said...

So true Kelley!
I was just talking with a friend on Saturday that my prayer for my children is that HE is REAL to them. That they can go to Him anytime and bring their requests, rejoicing, everything to Him and trust that He will bring them through whatever situation they are in. Uncertainties are such a trial, but not one that can't be overcome.
Love you old friend.