Someone once put it to me that whilst ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet’ it is not, however, a head torch so I can see into the distance. Looking back over these past few months since September I never truly envisaged what I’d be getting up to, from filling and emptying a baptismal pool (twice!); to leading the music for Stuart’s licensing; to dressing up as a mad professor for an assembly; it really has been a year of all sorts. But have I enjoyed it? Immensely. Will I be sad to be going? Definitely. Do I know what will happen in the future? Partially.
In September, I head to the University of Brighton to read Pharmacy, a really exciting four year course which I’m looking forward to but of course is full of unknowns. However, if anything, because of this year at All Saints, I can take confidence in knowing that we have a God who loves us and even though the future may look uncertain, we can FULLY rely upon Him and His methods even if we don’t like/understand them. I appreciate and know first-hand that this is not necessarily an easy message and whilst I don’t know what is happening in your own life, one of the things which gives me such hope and keeps me trusting in God despite the uncertainties of life and the future is this verse from Proverbs 3:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” NIV
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