Unknown is scary.
It is scary because it is out of our control.
It is scary because we can’t plan for it.
It is scary because it is unknown.
When I asked Jesus to come and live in my heart as a 4-year-old, I had no idea what kind of journey He would take me on.
When I said “yes” to the call to pastoral ministry back in 2005, I had no idea what kind of journey He would take me on.
When I said “yes” to follow Jesus again this morning (as I do every day) I had no idea what kind of journey He would take me on.
And, sometimes, that is scary.
But each time I say “yes” to the Lord, I am also saying, “I trust You.”
Sometimes when I say that, I feel more like the father of the boy with the evil spirit when he said to Jesus, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” in Mark 9:24, but I say it anyway.
Because even though the unknown is scary, if I am following Jesus and answering His call, it is good.
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.”
His plans are better than anything I can plan on my own. His ways are more complete than anything I can come up with.
Which means that unknown is good.
I can’t run ahead if I don’t know the way to go. And that is good.
So in the midst of the unknown, today and everyday, I trust, I follow, I learn, I go. Whatever that means. Wherever that leads.
Unknown is good.
And I am following my good God into the unknown.