Foreword:

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Unknown

[Abraham] went out, not knowing where he went...
until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD.
...Neither do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You [the Lord].
Who is among you who walks in darkness, and has no light. Let him trust in the Lord, and rely upon his God.
“Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you.
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The "unknown" is a part of life. However, sometimes things take place that force us to live completely by faith.  The verses above speak to this.  It's a time when we "have no clue" about our future, our lives, our direction, anything.  Sometimes it's tragedy that forces us into the unknown.  Other times, it's opportunity; other times, it's "just life."  Here are the things that we CAN know when the UNknown is our destiny:
1. Wherever we go, God has gone there first, and we will find Him there when we get there.
2. What's happening IS part of His plan. 
3. The outcomes are all in His hands--and as James says, "The Lord is full of tenderness and mercy."
4. Miracles are NOT impossible. What is a miracle to you, God simply speaks into existence.
5. He's God, and you're not.  Each day of your life is in His hands.
6. You are not a Pawn in some game He is playing.  "all things do work together for good to those who love God..." and, "nothing shall separate us from the love of God."
7. When it's a decision we must make to "step into the unknown," we can trust Him.  He knows the end from the beginning, and our lives are in His hands.
8. Everything ends at the throne of God, with Him filling your life with heavenly joy.  Today may be a  great day or a terrible day, but the path you take--the one that he lays out for you--will end at Him, and at heaven.  No exceptions, unless you reject Him and His love.