Monday, January 25, 2016

Uncertainty... Hello Old Friend

These pictures were taken last week in Forest Park. I went on a hike in the pouring rain, and like a dodo head I didn't cover up my camera. Once I got home my new camera that I just spent a good chunk of money on, wouldn't turn on. I was so bummed. THANKFULLY, I let it sit for a couple of days, and the water drained out and it turned back on and I was able to retrieve these photos. Thank the Lord!! 

While I was hiking around in the Woods, the Fog was so consuming. There were parts of the trail where I really couldn't see all that well. And when I think about Fog, I think about the mystery of it. Fog sets in and it creates a sort of veil. It's beautiful and it's mysterious. It can be kind of scary when you are unsure what is just beyond the Fog. 

So this made me think. I went on the hike that day to sort through some things I have going on in my mind. Things in my life that are uncertain (yet again). I am in the middle of finding a new place to live. My current place is going up for sale and so yet again I am forced to move just when I felt settled. And for those of you that know me, you know I like certainty. I am a planner. I like to know what my week is going to look like a week in advance. That doesn't mean I don't have spontaneity in me, because I do but as an overall "Katie Rule," I like to plan. There are a few other moving pieces in my life that I cannot disclose just yet, but it appears that Uncertainty has crept back in just when I was feeling established. 

I think the beauty of wandering through Fog without a clue what the other side will look like, is that it forces me to get on my hands and knees. It forces me to throw my hands up and say " Jesus I need you. I need you to guide and direct me through the fog, through the uncertainty and I trust that you are a good guide." I want to/ I need to just surrender my own plans, and my own way of directing my path. Instead of sticking my hands out in front of me trying to feel my way blindly, I want to cling to Jesus as he walks before me and all I need to do is trust that he knows the way through the Fog. 

""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.""  -Jeremiah 29:11

Love and Trusting Through the Uncertainty


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