On the Way to Uncertainty

GPS PixabayWe met a life long friend on the way to the Uncertainty.

Neither my husband nor I programmed Uncertainty into the GPS. Yet somehow, we landed in this foreign land, a place where everything seems familiar, but simultaneously distant.

God pulled our content family of four off-road for a 4×4 adventure without the benefit of a map or warning.

The trail-head began when a rare neuromuscular disease hijacked my body, my marriage, and the lives of my children. I surrendered my control and self-sufficiency when I surrendered the medical leave of absence forms to my employer.

As the primary wage earner for our home, I wondered what to do. As I prayed, God reminded me that He is familiar with every aspect of my life, including the ones I do not pray about or lack the nerve to address.

God knows:

  • The complications of this rare disease
  • What gene possess this genetic glitchTrailhead to Uncertainty Pixabay
  • My ranging emotions and my anxious heart
  • When I will return to work and to what capacity
  • My new limitations
  • When the mortgage is due
  • If we have to sell the house
  • If I need a single story wheel chair accessible home

On the way to Uncertainty, we met Jehovah Jireh, the Hebrew name for God-given by Abraham. Jehovah Jireh means, “The Lord Who Provides.” Jehovah Jireh reminded us “God’s timing is rarely early but never late.”

Along this precarious terrain, we also met El Roi. We camped out under the stars and ate s’mores with “The God Who Sees Me” El Roi, taught us “God didn’t bring us this far to leave us.”

God specializes in meeting people in crisis. We didn’t plan on traveling to the Land of Uncertainty, but God met us along the way and provided an abundance of peace.


April Dawn White

April White is a pharmacist who dispenses spiritual medicine for a healthy soul. She is quick to say she doesn't have it all together but relies on the One who does. Drag your chair next to April's red chair and allow hope and encouragement to infuse your heart. April has a BS degree in biology from James Madison University and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University. Email April or visit her at www.AprilDawnWhite.com

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  1. Beautifully written. I can relate as I’ve been working my way through breast cancer this year. God always shows himself exactly when I need him to and often when I don’t even realize I need to see him.

    1. Kim,
      The idea for this post came from our family devotions. Our read-the-Bible-in-a-year-plan will probably take two or three years to complete, but alas we are trying. It was my turn to read from Exodus chapter four. Like my bracelet snagging on my favorite girlie shirt, my mind snagged on “on the way, the Lord met Moses,” Exodus 4:24. We are are different yet similar paths with health issues. I am comforted to know that on the way, the Lord met Kim and April.

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