Fun fact: I don’t like not knowing the outcome of a situation. I hate it, actually.
It makes me feel like I’m not in control, and I don’t like that feeling — at all. For me, knowledge equals comfort. So when I don’t know how a situation is going to play out, it takes me out of my comfort zone. And who likes to be uncomfortable? No one.
Today’s sermon in church spoke about finding comfort in the unknown. My spirit was so filled because I felt like the pastor was speaking directly to me. He talked about how we try too much to rely on ourselves in periods of confusion and adversity, when instead we need to just trust in God to see us through.
When Ezekiel was led by God into a valley filled with dry bones, God asked him (Ezekiel 37:3), “Son of man, can these bones live?” And Ezekiel replied, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.” Ezekiel did not answer God’s question by trying to figure it out on his own. Instead, he gave his uncertainty to God and left it at that.
At this point in my life, I’m still learning how to find comfort and confidence in my uncertainty, like Ezekiel did. Although I may not know what the exact outcome of every situation will be, knowing that God already knows should be sufficient enough because He’ll eventually reveal the answer.
His timing is perfect.