Walking a straight path to an uncertain future

Summer brings many things.

New sandals, BBQs, Pimm’s, Wimbledon and unfortunately for some, hay fever.

Summer also often brings change. A new year at university, a new house, a new job. This summer, my husband and I prepare to move to London.

I’m pretty daunted about the whole thing. 

Do black bogies really exist? What do I do if Citymapper crashes? What job will I do? Where will we live? Who will be our new church family?

Although I still have a lot of unanswered questions, I’m glad that God already knows the answers.

The Good

I thought God was answering a few of those questions a few weeks ago. I had an interview for a job that would have ticked a few boxes. Where we’d live and serve. When I’d start work.

It would have been ideal.

But our answers often aren’t God’s answers (Proverbs 16:9). And I didn’t get the job. 

The apostle Paul says,

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. Romans 8:28

He doesn’t work for my comfort, but for my good. And what’s good for me with all my questions is to learn to trust him and all of his answers. Even the hard ones.

Trust

I have to trust him when he doesn’t reveal everything after my first prayer. To know that he goes before me. To welcome this time of change as he challenges my desire for a comfortable life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

My path to London isn’t clear. It certainly isn’t easy. But God has promised that with him as Father and Lord, it is straight.

And that’s why I can trust him.