So often in life, we find ourselves facing uncertainty. Uncertainty about jobs, our love life, our finances, etc.
We wonder if we will keep a job, if we will like our job, or if we will even get the job we applied and interviewed for.
We question if someone will ever love us, if we will ever end up married, or if we will be alone for the rest of our lives.
We stress over if we will have enough money to pay bills this month, if we can afford to pay for extra expenses, or if we need to downsize because we can’t pay for everything we have.
All of that makes us question and fear for the things we have no control over. The uncertainties of life. There is so much in life that we have no control over and yet we still fear the uncertainty of it all even if it is out of our control.
I know for me, there is so much in my life that is still uncertain. Will I do well on the MCAT? Will I make it into medical school? What if I don’t, do I have a backup plan? Will I end up getting married someday and having a family? Every day I am stressed over the things that at the end of the day, I don’t have control over at this moment in time.
At the end of the day though, we have to learn to let go and let God. While that definitely is not easiest thing to accept, it still can be the biggest relief when you realize that you cannot control the rest of your life and have to accept the uncertainty. At the end of the day, no matter how difficult it is, you have to trust that God has a plan for you and that he knows what He is doing. The bible says:
Jeremiah 29:11 says ‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
Proverbs 3:5-6 says ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’
While putting all our trust in God might not be the easiest thing to do, sometimes, it is all we can do. We can’t carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and we certainly can’t control everything. Accept what you cannot control and trust that God has a plan for you and that He knows what He is doing in your life.