When the uncertainties of life with illness end every question with ‘who knows?’ Shelly explains who to turn to.
“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:29-31).
We’ve all heard it. And in this life of chronic illness that is so filled with uncertainty, it’s sometimes a mantra, isn’t it?
Will I feel better next week? Who knows?
Can I ever feel secure again? Who knows?
Will the pain ever let up? Who knows?
Allow me to introduce you to the One who knows.
He is good and just and right and pure. He is love. He is peace. He is hope. What He can do is as limitless as His grace. And He offers all that He has . . . all that He is . . . freely to you. To you.
In light of this, do we really need to know the answers? Isn’t it enough to know the One who does?
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know Me–just as the Father knows Me and I know the Father–and I lay down My life for the sheep” (John 10:15).
This Lord, who is matchless–He is the one who holds your life. This love that He offers is the olive branch He holds out to you. This hope that He made possible is His answer to every question . . . every cry in the night.
God knows. And He cares.
Prayer: Father God, let it be enough–that You know the answers, that You hold our days. That You care. How can we ever find enough gratitude? Let it be enough. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
About the author:
Shelly Hendricks is a wife and mother of 2 amazing kids. She was a teacher and a librarian in another life. She also suffers from Intracranial Hypertension and Essential Tremor, among a myriad of other issues mostly stemming from these two. She had brain surgery in 2012, to install a VP Shunt, and had a revision in January of this year. She now considers herself to be a ‘bionic woman’ who is learning to walk again. Disability has been hard to deal with, but she depends on God for all strength and hopes to encourage others on this journey, through her blog at http://reneweddaily.com
What verse reminds you that it’s enough that God knows?
Shelly shared this song with me, “Whatever You’re Doing” by Sanctus Real and I loved it–so much so I sent it to a friend who is also in a holding pattern waiting to see what God will do. We can feel like we are stuck while simultaneously living in chaos. I hope the song speaks to you as well.