Certain Uncertainty


Back when I first launched my new website, I wrote a post that explained a little bit about the new tagline, “Crazy Life. Constant God.”  Below is a little excerpt:

“I think I just assumed that your twenties were a decade when you start figuring things out and by the time you hit thirty, you’re in a place where you can settle in.  And in some ways, there may be some truth to that, but here’s the thing: no matter how settled our lives may appear, there’s always room for an upset or sudden change that will inevitably shake and rock the consistency we’ve always clung to, no matter how old you are.  After living a decade in the new, unfamiliar, and perpetual transition that is your twenties, I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s just part of life.  So what’s a girl to do?!

Cling to the consistency that is our God.  

Yes, life may be crazy and completely unexpected.  Just when you think you have things sorted out, they may shift on you, but the one thing that has not and will not shift on you is the eternal faithfulness of our God.”


Along the same lines, last week, my friend Rebekah (I met her through my best friend Meg and now I have a major friend crush on her!) emailed out My Utmost For His Highest’s April 29th entry and it is my all time favorite!!  Here’s a little excerpt:

“The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty…To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring…We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God…If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy…Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in—but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful to Him.”

Don’t you love that?!

Right now, no matter how old you are, there is so much in life that is very much uncertain.  But even when we feel lost and unsure of our next steps, we can be confident that though our circumstances may be unclear, we can confidently trust in the certainty of our God!

Enjoy what Oswald refers to as the “spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy” and trust that ultimately, He will come through…for CERTAIN!!

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
Isaiah 42:16

  • Caroline McCain

    Love this, Elizabeth!

  • Josie Ortega

    Amen! (I hope you remember how Rebekah and I bonded, right?? Also, she went to law school with Mary Hamner. Small world!)