by Kevin Wimbish, LMFT
Sometimes life can give us seasons in which we have few answers, seasons of unknowing. We feel unstable, uncertain, unsafe. Physical pain that won’t go away. Relational difficulties that won’t subside. Mental struggles that won’t relent. Sometimes things are brought on by our own choices. Sometimes it’s just life in a fallen world. In such seasons, I have found that the trite and trivial “answers” don’t do much other than deepen the pain.
What I do know is to continually lead my mind and heart towards the One who holds together reality itself.
“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:17, English Standard Version)
What I do know is to take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, sometimes, one minute at a time.
“Give us this day our daily bread…” (Matthew 6:11)
What I do know is to lead my heart to remember that I am in the care of the One who is my Shepherd, and that “… goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” (Psalm 23:6)
If you are in such a place, lead your mind and heart to trust Him today. Be honest with him, as was the father in Mark 9, “…I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)
If you are in the midst of unknowing, I hope you find this as comforting to your soul as I have.