Written By: Pastor Randy Berg from CalvaryHastings.org What do you really know for sure? At different stages of life we seem to know certain things. We have confidence as a teenager that we do not …
Written By: Pastor Randy Berg from CalvaryHastings.org
What do you really know for sure?
At different stages of life we seem to know certain things. We have confidence as a teenager that we do not have as our body ages. I am acutely aware of this as I watch the Olympics and the amazing snowboarding events. There is a fearlessness in youth that morphs into common sense somewhere on that timeline of life. But we also have security in later years that we did not have when we were younger. There is wisdom that only comes with experience and age, although age does not guarantee wisdom. Wisdom is recognizing what you can know, and accepting what you can’t. There are some things we cannot know, no matter how hard we try, and there are other things that I believe we can know for sure. Let me share mine. I don’t know what tomorrow holds. I do not know how long I will live on this earth. 1 don’t know if I will get cancer, dementia, go blind or have a heart attack. 1 don’t know much about my future but 1 don’t worry about it either because of the things 1 do know. I know that there is a God who created me and knows all about me. I know that God loves me just the way I am and most of all wants me to know Him personally. I know that living each day with a knowledge of Him gives me security like nothing else can give. I know that there will be things that will go wrong in my life. Things I did not anticipate or expect will come my way. 1 may be caught off guard but I know that the God who loves me is always at my side and He is never caught off guard or surprised. He is sovereign which means He is the one who is in control of it all. He is bigger, greater and more powerful than 1 will ever be able to understand. At the same time he is intimately near and close enough to hear a whisper. 1 don’t know how long I will live but 1 know God does. 1 don’t know much about what happens after I die but God does and He tells me he is preparing a place for me and there is absolutely nothing I need to worry about when eternity is in His hands. There are lots of things 1 don’t know about God but the things I do know are easy enough to carry me for the rest of the journey. How about you? Don’t let what you don’t know about God get in the way of what you can know by what He tells us in the Bible.
Pastor Randy Berg from CalvaryHastings.org