Good morning, friends. This week, we’re going to be talking about living and praying in times of uncertainty. So much is uncertain, in our own lives and in the world at large. How does your soul tend to respond in those places of not-knowing—what’s next, what your role is in it, what God is up to? Do you hunker down and survive until it all plays out? Do you try to take things into your own hands and control the outcomes of things that are not meant for you? Do you ignore the uncertainty and run to places you do know something, places you feel secure and know what to expect? What do your prayers look like in that space of uncertainty? Do you find yourself trying to control things through prayer, too? Do you demand, beg, plead for the outcome you believe you need? Or are you quiet in those times, just letting the chips fall where they may? Do you struggle with knowing what the “right” words to pray are? What if these places of uncertainty are meant to open up space for you to live and pray in ways that bring the reality of yourself to the reality of God? What if they are seasons of expressing your trust in God’s heart by leaning into the truth of your own? What might it look like to acknowledge the places you are feeling uncertain, and letting them simply be open to God there? Without fixing anything—just attending to those places and the accompanying feelings, and letting God be with you in that space of uncertainty. Consider naming this morning some of those places that you are feeling uncertain, and name, too, what your response has been. Notice if there is any kind of invitation in what you are seeing (and if you’re not sure, just stay there, in the uncertain place, present to your experience, to God). What is stirring in you?

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2022-06-27 15:23:20 UTC