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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: KNOW




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

Confession: I like to know things. I want to know what’s going to happen, what to expect, what I should prepare for.

I guess it’s not always a bad thing, but often it can be. Over time, I’ve realized that my desire to know is usually linked to a desire to control. I want to feel some semblance of control over what happens.

And yet, both of these things — the desire to know and the desire to control — can easily point to a lack of faith.

If I knew everything, why would I need faith? If I could control everything, why would I need God?

It’s an ongoing struggle for me, but as I look ahead to tomorrow, and the next day, and next week, and next month, and next year, I’m asking the Lord to increase my faith and dependency on Him, and to give me a sense of rest and peace in the knowledge that He is a good Father with a good and perfect plan.

I’m also asking God to fortify my trust in Him with the comfort that this quote brings:

“I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow.”

And that is enough.




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