If you are as old as I am, you may have read the title “God Is In Control” and Twila Paris’ song by the same title began playing in your head. My younger audience will probably have to Google her name and attempt to find some of her songs on YouTube. She was a popular Christian singer when a lot of others you may not recognize were popular too. I think the only one from that era who remains popular is Michael W. Smith. Now on to what’s on my heart tonight…
Without going into a lot of detail, there are several things in my life that are uncertain at the moment. I see God’s hand, but I cannot predict exactly what my future will look like. I know I am taking steps of obedience for this season, but so much is still unknown. I remember a time when my first child was on the way. My time in a particular ministry was coming to a close. I had tons of resumes out with a few potential opportunities, but I drove off the church property on my last day with no certainty. I went through a roller coaster of emotions during that period. During that roller coaster, God spoke to my heart through a sermon I watched on television. He assured me that He would provide. I testify to you today that He provided the exact financial means to carry me between the ministry I left and the next place. When I went through separation and divorce, I returned to the upstate of South Carolina with no job and no one willing to hire me for a while. God still provided what I needed during that season. I can remember driving my car on fumes and prayer. The low fuel light was on for longer than I would typically let it go, but God was faithful.
I want to use this time to remind the reader who is experiencing uncertainty that God is in control. He is not caught off guard by your circumstances. He knew before the foundation of the world, and He will make a way. It may not be the way we choose, but hindsight will give us the perspective we need.
For those who are still wondering about Twila Paris and her song, here it is: https://youtu.be/-H9JHdsn-EQ