Looking into the Unknown with Faith
Do you ever struggle with the fear of the unknown? Most of us do. What will happen if, or when? We call it worrying. Abraham’s unwavering faith in God speaks a powerful encouragement to all Christ followers who may struggle with facing unanswered, the unfamiliar or the unknown.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
– John 14:1 ESV
God told Abraham to leave his country and his kindred and go to a land that God would show him (Genesis 12:1). Abraham obeyed God. He left behind everything he had ever known to embark on a journey to an unknown destination.
Abraham believed God’s promises more than his feelings of worry about the unknown. Hebrews 11:8-10 says, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God” (ESV).
Let your faith in God’s promises be stronger than the fear of the unknown.
Abraham’s faith was not based on his own abilities or resources, but on God’s character. He believed that God would keep His promises and provide for him, even when he couldn’t see the way ahead. In the same way, you can trust in God’s promises and character when looking into uncertainty of the unknown.
Like Abraham’s example of faith, as you spend time with God, you will grow in a deeper understanding of His character and develop a greater trust in Him.
Today’s One Thing
Sometimes, to obey God and follow His leading, it means stepping out of your comfort zone. Take a step toward uncompromised faith today and expect to experience God’s goodness and provision.