(Written by: Sarah Sandy)

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Fear.  You know what I’m talking about.  Fear of spiders.  Fear of snakes.  Fear of heights.  Fear of public speaking.  At one time or another, we all need to deal with this unpleasant emotion. One of my biggest fears is the fear of the unknown.

For the past two years God has allowed me to go through unexplainable pain. At first it started like an aching wrist but over time spread throughout my body.  The cause… unknown.  Visiting almost ten doctors with dozens of visits, the consensus has always been the same.  They didn’t know what was going on. Unknown.  What do you do with this?

As a Christian, I found comfort in knowing that even though the diagnosis for my pain was unknown to me, God knew what was happening. Although I have no answers to my pain and nothing has made it go away, I have made a choice to daily rely on God to make it through each day.  His grace, love, mercy, and presence are the undeniable known in my life.  I know that God will never change no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing.

I don’t know what is going to happen in the Czech Republic.  We’ve done a lot of planning and have a general idea, but we don’t really know how it is all going to work out.  In the past, I might have been overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the trip; however, because I’ve seen God work in the unknowns of my life these last two years, I’m excited to trust Him now and I look forward to seeing how His plan unfolds. God has a bigger picture than what we can see. It’s not about how big the unknowns are, it’s all about how big our God is.