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Monday, April 30, 2012

I Just Don't Know

Sitting here tonight with a little buddy, this statement is running through my mind.   Just when I think I know the answers, somebody changes the questions.   I’ve seen friends go through struggles.  I’ve seen turmoil and strife.  I’ve seen heartache and heartbreak on every side.During times of uncertainty, I fall back to my certainty.  During times of shakiness, I run to my Rock. 

When I don’t know what else to do, I rely on what I know is proven.Last week I was blessed to be a part of a wonderful Mennonite fellowship and was able to worship and receive the Word with my brothers and sisters. During worship we sang a song that is familiar to me from my childhood.

I Know Whom I Have Believed

I know not why God’s wondrous graceTo me He hath made known,Nor why, unworthy, Christ in loveRedeemed me for His own.

Refrain But I know Whom I have believèd,And am persuaded that He is ableTo keep that which I’ve committedUnto Him against that day.

I know not how this saving faithTo me He did impart,Nor how believing in His WordWrought peace within my heart.RefrainI know not how the Spirit moves,Convincing us of sin,Revealing Jesus through the Word,Creating faith in Him.

RefrainI know not what of good or illMay be reserved for me,Of weary ways or golden days,Before His face I see.RefrainI know not when my Lord may come,At night or noonday fair,Nor if I walk the vale with Him,Or meet Him in the air.

These words from this hymn came back to my mind as I struggle to find the answers. Taken from the words of St. Paul to Pastor Timothy. Locked up in prison, not sure of what could take place at any moment, Paul could only go back to the One he could trust. His statement of faith is one that we should all grab ahold onto. With unsurety about our nations future and what will happen within each of our own families, we must look to Christ…the Author and the Finisher of our faith. Paul encouraged Timothy and himself by saying…

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

Whatever you’re going through today know that He is able to keep what you have placed in His hands. Place your entire life in His hands and He will be sure to keep it safely until the day of His return.  This is what I do know!