We like to think we know how our lives will play out. As much as we pretend we want something to liven up our mundanes lives, we like predictable. And how do I know? I’ve seen and experienced first hand what it looks like when we have no idea what our tomorrow will bring.
Between my brother’s car accident to multiple job searches to cancer scares and to just last week’s fear—being sued, I’ve become well acquainted with fear.
Fear of an Unknown Tomorrow: Being Sued
Most recently, my fear was about being sued. The house we were a couple weeks from closing on fell through, and the seller was not happy with us. I was 100+ miles away, alone with the kids, packing up our rental. I couldn’t breathe. I was seconds from total meltdown. I couldn’t eat, and when I forced myself to, I just got sick.
I was consumed with fear of an unknown tomorrow.
My brain was stuck on worse case scenario. I kept trying to predict what this guy was going to do. Would the court say we were in the wrong?
So I asked my husband a million questions every time he called, and I spent a lot of time Googling and relaying all of the sordid details to my mom and best friend miles away.
And I forgot to give my crippling fear to the only One who had the answers.
All around me had been reminders to be still, to rest in God, to wait, and yet, I pushed ahead and questioned and worried. This wasn’t the first time I had felt fear like this.
Scripture to Overcome Fear of an Unknown Tomorrow
I don’t know what it is that is scary to you, right now. It’s not what’s causing us to fear that is important in overcoming it; it’s trusting in the One who has already overcome.
When our life is spinning out of control, we can hold onto our God and His Promises. That is how we overcome fear of an unknown tomorrow.
Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. – John 5:24
Rest & Peace
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Who He is
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. – 1 Chronicles 29:11
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast. – Psalm 139:7-10
Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite. – Psalm 147:5
Who we are
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. – Ephesians 1:4-8a
We have all we need in God.
Go love well, friend.