When Uncertainty Enters Our World

A precious little girl sat across the aisle for me, at the opposite window. No more than 8 years old, she chattered endlessly to the mother-like woman next to her.

Little seemed to bother the young lady until the plane began to roll away from the gate. Then without hesitation, she grabbed the hand of her guardian. I heard her declare, “I’m not afraid!” yet she maintained a firm grip on the hand offered until we were safely in the air. 

What a wise little girl!

When uncertainty enters our world, we need a hand to hold. Someone to assure us that all will be fine. Even if we can proclaim, “I’m not afraid!” it is still a comfort to know we have someone that cares holding onto us … just in case. 

in Your hand


Not all of us have a motherly type we can grab onto, but we all have someone who will readily hold us. He is there to comfort, redeem, discipline and guide us. He is the One powerful enough to create all life, to calm the winds and waves with a word, to hang the sun and moon, to breathe life into dust.

We all have Someone who will readily hold us; the Lord is always there to comfort, redeem, discipline and guide us. Click To Tweet

He is the One who loves us enough to send His Son to die for our sins.  He is the One who says come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest. He is the One who wants us with Him forever. He is the One who is willing to forgive every sin and redeem every hurt. 

He is our Father, our Lord, our shelter, our strength, and our righteousness. He is our Messiah and Savior.

What could possibly be more comforting than grasping the hand of the Lord of the universe? 

So whether you find yourself in a pleasant interlude, are going through a time of uncertainty, or are in the midst of a painful season, trust Him. Take the hand He offers. Don’t let go. 

Because in His hands rest all the security we could ever ask for: the guarantee of a lifetime with Him, a lifetime free of all pain and sorrow. That’s security we cannot find in the hands of anyone else. 

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That’s security that can carry us through all the uncertainties of life. 

But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord,
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in Your hand.
Psalm 31:14-15 NASB

Reflections: What other things are you tempted to place your trust in instead of the Lord? 

Closing in on 4 years of counting and I’ve surpassed 4,000 gifts in Ann Voskamp’s Joy Dare! What a blessing! Here are numbers #4059–4079. Read my entire list by clicking here.

  • My guys being understanding about me being present but not really present today; Gracious people willing to proof my proposal and One Sheet; New phones and service all working
  • New little blue suitcase; Packed for ‪#‎SheSpeaks2015‬; Hubby’s willingness to handle things at home while I’m away
  • *Flying, even enjoyed the minor turbulence ; *Safe arrival at‪#‎shespeaks15‬; *Sharing dinner with many women who love Jesus
  • Hearing awesome messages of substance and meaning; Meeting amazing women of faith, like my roomie and Suzanne Eller Author and Speaker; Finding soul rest in the prayer room
  • Glorious day of worship and inspiration; A hard truth realized with freeing results; Day filled with hugs with new and old friends
  • Powerful, hard, but ultimately good messages; Red velvet cake for dessert; Ladies willing to let God use their hard stories to minister to others
  • Breakfast with Suzanne Eller Author and Speaker and some of the ‪#‎livefree‬ girls; Safely home with family; Rachel’s welcome

By His grace ≈


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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

2 comments on “When Uncertainty Enters Our World
  1. Cecelia Lester (Quiet Spirit) says:

    When I have times of uncertainty, I have been known to ‘go in my own strength.’ I have had times of throwing caution to the wind and move forward with my plan. Of course, I always mess things up.

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