Trusting in God Through the Unknown: A Journey of Faith

February 26, 2024 · by LaDonna Harrell

In the ebb and flow of life's countless challenges, it's easy to find ourselves standing at the edge of the unknown, peering into a future that seems as uncertain as it is unavoidable. 

For many of us, especially as women juggling the roles of caregivers, professionals, and nurturers, the unpredictability of what lies ahead can be daunting. Yet, it's in these moments of uncertainty that we're called to lean not on our own understanding but to trust wholly in God. 

This trust, this stepping out in faith even when the path is not visible, is both a testament to our strength and a journey towards deeper spiritual fulfillment.

What Does It Mean to Step Out in Faith?

Stepping out in faith is similar to walking through a dense fog with the belief that, even though we can't see our next step, we are being guided safely. 

It's a powerful act of surrender, acknowledging that while we may not have the control we crave, we have something far greater: a loving God who has promised never to leave us. 

This doesn't mean the absence of fear or doubt, but rather the courage to move forward despite them, trusting that God's plan for us is far beyond what we can imagine.

Walking in blind faith is not for the faint of heart. It requires a profound strength to lean completely on God, especially in a world that often values self-reliance above all else. 

Yet, there's an unparalleled peace that comes from knowing that your steps are ordered by God, the One that knows your past, present, and future.

Leaning on God's Word for Guidance

In moments of uncertainty, God's word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105). 

It provides the strength and assurance we need to forge ahead, even when we can't see the outcome. Here are five scriptures that speak to the heart of trusting in God:

1. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "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." This scripture is a beautiful reminder to surrender our plans and trust that God's ways are higher than our own.

2. Isaiah 41:10 - "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." A comforting assurance that we are never alone, even in our most challenging moments.

3. Philippians 4:6-7 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." This passage invites us to replace our anxiety with prayer and gratitude, promising a peace that is beyond our comprehension.

4. Jeremiah 29:11 - "'For I know the plans I have for you,'” declares the Lord, “'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" A powerful reminder that God's intentions for us are always for our good.

5. 2 Corinthians 5:7 - "For we live by faith, not by sight." A brief yet profound call to trust in God, even when we can't see the tangible evidence of His work in our lives.

In embracing these scriptures, we find the courage to trust in God through the unknown. It's a journey that not only strengthens our faith but deepens our relationship with Him. As we step out in faith, let us hold fast to the promise that we are guided, loved, and protected, every step of the way.

LaDonna Harrell

About LaDonna Harrell

LaDonna Harrell lives in Magnolia, AR with her amazing husband and wonderful son. She loves to travel around the Unites States with her family, reading, being a mom and wife, playing the piano, decorating, and studying God's Word. Being a southerner, LaDonna's love for hospitality, decorating and southern charm shines through. She enjoys hosting Women's Bible Study luncheon's in her home. She and her husband work in many areas of their church, including teaching a Biblical Finance Class, and enjoy being "hands-on" in the ministry and Kingdom of God. She is the owner of the blog Faith Family and Miracles, where she provides resources and speaks to woman about real life issues of being a Godly mom and wife. Follow LaDonna on Facebook at facebook.com/faithfamilyandmiracles

Website: www.faithfamilyandmiracles.com