Confident But Uncertain
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may remember my ‘Business Bestie’. Her name is Edie Tolbert and she guest blogged a few months back.
She and I were chatting a few days ago about her 2020 phrase of the year.
“Confident but Uncertain.”
This morning, God placed these lyrics to this song in my heart…..
“All your promises are yes and amen.”
‘My confidence is your faithfulness.’
Friend, let me preface what I’m about to say with some transparency….
I most certainly have had a few moments when the uncertainty of what’s going on becomes overwhelming and I spin out. Ok…one of my spin outs lasted a few days. Yes….for real!
But other than those times, I have had this very strong underlying feeling of peace and knowing. It comes from a place of confidence that the scriptures are true, that the promises are true and that our God is faithful.
That place of confidence is 0% me and 100% God and His amazing grace.
Just like Edie’s 2020 phrase of the year, ‘Confident but Uncertain,’ I am holding on to what I know to be true. The Word of God is where my confidence is created even if I haven’t the slightest idea of what my future holds.
Then, I just let God deal with the uncertainty.
It boils down to trust. Am I going to trust His Word or not?
The answer for me is yes…yes, I am going to trust His word.
Can I challenge you today?
Find a scripture which brings you peace and hang onto it tightly. Place your trust in it. Ask God for more trust. He won’t be offended if you’re honest enough to tell Him you’re struggling right now.
I’ll end with my prayer for you and then below that are some of my favorite scriptures and the link to the song God placed in my heart.
I come to you knowing that you and your grace are covering each and every Christian right this moment. I offer thanks to you and intercede for my friends who are so stricken with panic and fear right now, they just don’t know what to do or how to pray. I will stand in the gap and profess that you are our provider and our source. Not the SBA, not our clients and not the government. Thank you for reaching down and holding my friends tight as they walk out their fear and panic. God, I am asking you to watch over them and bring a peace that passes all understanding. You knew this was going to happen long before it did. You knew exactly where each and every one of your kids would be financially. You knew.
For my sweet friends who are holding on tight and have good and bad days like me, I pray your protection over them. I pray that when the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, they recognize it and fight back with your Word. I pray that they have far more good days than bad days. I pray that in their good days, they are reaching out to their Christian brothers and sisters to check on them.
For all of my Christian entrepreneurial friends, I pray they recognize every single little thing you do. I am praying Matthew 6:34 over them that they pay attention to what you are doing TODAY and not allow any other thoughts to invade. I pray they daily put on your armor and protect themselves from the enemy.
I pray all of this in Jesus Name, Amen
Some of my favorite scriptures right now…..
But the Lord Yahweh is always faithful to place you on a firm foundation and guard you from the Evil One.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 TPT
I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.
Jeremiah 29:11 CEV
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34 MSG
When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us? When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse. His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm. You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you. Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you. Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed. you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done!
God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go, defending you from all harm. If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you and keep you from stumbling. You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness, trampling every one of them beneath your feet! For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face. I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast. You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you. For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!
Psalms 91:1-16 TPT