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Certainty in Uncertainty

Hello everyone, I know, I know. I've been MIA lately. The last month and a half has been very full. I've been from B.C. to Arlington, Washington, back home and then down to Phoenix AZ. Life has been going on in a steady stream of.......BUSY.

I also have to confess that I've been scared, scared that nothing "I"have to say will be of any use. Maybe because I skipped reading my bible for a 2 weeks "I" wouldn't be able to put two words together let alone write a blog post. "I" was scared that in a world so full of uncertainty and turmoil right now, how could anything "I" have to say be of any value.

Notice the 4 letter "I"'s that are bold and quotated in the paragraph above. It hit me, that nothing I say matters more than what God says. It's not about what I have to say, not what peace and consolation my words can bring to people. It's all about Jesus, it has always been about Him and it always will be. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and for me to try and assume that role is absurd. I want you to know that if you don't have a consistent reading and prayer life "it is OK", that does not make you a bad Christian. But I do want you to know that the closeness and intimacy you may have had before, when you were consistent might be wearing a little thin. I know, life gets busy. We have a million things on our mind and our "To Do List" seems to stretch on forever. But God deserves our time and our praise, we do not deserve His time or His grace. You only get one life, live it for Him. I know the dishes are piled high and there is 10 loads of laundry that need to be done, but take a minute to look at the condition of your heart and soul. I bet they could use some refreshing like those dirty socks on the top of the pile.

So.... now I'll get to the point since I got my little lesson of "what pride can do" out of the way. With so much of our everyday lives coming to an abrupt halt, it's safe to say we have a lot more "at home time" on our hands so I won't apologize if this post is a little longer than normal!! (WAHAHAHAHA.... evil laugh).

(OK... I'm actually gonna start hahah).

My title says "Certainty in Uncertainty", I have seen and been amazed at what uncertainty and fear can do. Aisles of grocery stores cleaned out, shelves of toilet paper and other necessities GONE. I am astonished at the panic and terror that has set into the minds of people so quickly. Right now nothing seems certain. Jobs, housing, financial stability, maybe even what the next meal will be. But I just want to take your minds away from all of that for a moment and direct you to the things that we can be 100% certain of. Let's look at what scripture has to say!!

  • Jesus Heals ~ I am currently reading in Matthew & love learning of the miracles that Jesus performed and the compassion that He showed to the lost and the sick. Matthew 8 speaks of the leper and the servant of a centurion that were both healed. Jesus need only to say the words for healing and restoration to replace sickness and brokenness. (When you read these verses try imagining what the face of your Saviour would look like, the care and tenderness in His eyes, the words of life and healing that flow from His lips, the calm and gentle demeanor in the way He moved. Take a minute and just think.....close your truly is a wondrous thing. Meditate on the fact that He has done these lovely acts of grace for you, for your heart and the eternal resting place of your soul.) Matthew 8:7 says "Jesus saith unto him.....I will come and heal him." James 5:15 "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him." Psalms 103:3 "Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;" Psalms 147:3 "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." There is so many more great verses that speak of healing. See what you find on your own!!!!

  • Jesus is a friend of sinners ~ Anyone who is saved has come to the realization that they are "sinners", nothing you can do on your own can save you. I appreciate the way Jesus says in chapter 9 of Matthew that the whole do not need a physician but those who are sick. Jesus came, not to call the righteous but the sinners to repentance. He sat with the scorned, and ate with the shamed. He is no respecter of persons, with Him Kings and servants eat from the same dish.

  • Jesus saves ~ For this I am the most thankful. 1 Timothy 1:15 - This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Well... it can't get any more clearer than that...sooo moving on.

  • God is our refuge ~ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalms 46:1.

  • God holds us in His hands, & He is greater than all. This verse is a 2 in1 ~ what a comforting thought, to know for certain that we are held in the mighty hands of our Creator. John 10:29 says, My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hands.

  • God is able ~ Ephesians 3:20 - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

  • We don't have to be afraid ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

When God is near we have no need to fear. Soo even amidst ALL of this uncertainty and craziness we can have peace because of what we know is certain. I can't give you the answers, I don't know when or if life will return to normal, I don't know when quarantines will be lifted and we can get back to our lives. I can only do my best to point you to Jesus Christ, the One who is able, who holds the world in the palm of His hands.

For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

With this perfect reminder I will leave you. My prayers go out to each of you who are deeply affected by the events of this pandemic. God bless you all.

Sincerely, The Prairie Girl 💕


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