Have you had to step into the unknown lately? Perhaps you’re standing on the edge of change this very minute.
I’m with you on that journey.
Change can sometimes taunt us like a hungry bear, threatening to swallow us whole, along with our resolve to take the necessary steps into something new.
Why is turning away from what we know as our normal—good or bad—to face the unknown so intimidating?The nature of the unknown is, well, not known to us, which comes with its own kind of scary. Click To Tweet
For dreamers and planners like myself, the unknown can be daunting.
Here are 7 truths we can know and rest in, which will help stabilize our steps into the unknown:
1. God is a steady, stabilizing source of strength.
“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11 NIV
2. God is our hope.
“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5 NIV
3. God is our trustworthy guide.
“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.“
Psalm 48:14 NIV
4. God cares for us.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
5. God gives peace that passes all understanding.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace.“
Isaiah 9:6 NIV
6. God is our source for joy.“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:19 NIV Click To Tweet
7. God is good and works all things out for our good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIVTrusting in our known God denies the unknown power over us. Click To Tweet
Here’s a bonus idea, if you don’t have a Bible app handy on your phone, you might download one listed below. You can bookmark or list verses that your resolve to step into the unknown with faith and confidence in our almighty God.
Bible apps suggestions for your iPhone or Android:
For more encouragement in the center of change, click here to read When Your Plans Go Sideways: 3 Secrets to Finding Your Feet Again.