Certainty in the Age of Uncertainty

“Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” Proverbs 30:5 (NASB)

I read the verse above recently and the certainty of it struck a chord with me.

Maybe because this year has felt like the Year of Endless Uncertainties.

How long will we have to wear masks?

Can my favorite small businesses survive this economic crisis? 

Is this new Covid vaccine safe and effective? 

Will we ever know if our country’s presidential election was truly fair? 

Will our children recover academically from this unstable school year?  

Is it safe for me to travel to see loved ones? 

When is it safe to hug my loved ones again?

With so many questions that lack definitive answers, it’s easy to feel shaken, confused, overwhelmed, and sad. 

But we have a place to go when we are consumed with these unknowns. The word of God is our refuge. He never changes. He never leaves you. And scripture offers us the answers to all of our pressing questions.

No, there’s no date in there for when mask mandates will end or when we can give each other bear hugs again.

But there is hope in the form of God’s promises. 

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NASB)

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.” Isaiah 43:2 (NASB)

Let the gospel of the Lord bring you peace and comfort in this age of uncertainty.


Author: Jennifer Followwill

Jennifer Followwill began attending Vineyard about 5 years ago. She served at the Food Bank for several years and she loves her small group. She works full-time at Arizona State University's West Campus and teaches aerobics twice a week at Glendale Jazzercise. When she's not working, she loves to be the best aunt ever to her two teenage nephews, cheer on the Diamondbacks, hike, nap, and binge-watch TV shows.

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