“I don’t know.” Those were the words I repeated over and over again last week as my husband and I learned that we would be the ones in charge of 19 girls and their spring soccer season.
“I don’t know.” I don’t know much about soccer. I don’t know how to work the scheduling app. I don’t know where the out-of-town fields are, what to do about missing uniforms, or how to find all the parents’ email addresses.
As I kept thinking – or telling other parents – what I did NOT know but would find out, I was reminded of how very grateful I am – and comforted by – the fact that there is One who DOES know. He knows all there is to know. He never needs to say, “I’ll get back to you on that.” He never needs to say something is TBD.
In fact, if you are in a season of life that just feels a bit confusing, overwhelming, or uncertain, take heart in the fact that HE KNOWS:
He knows the big and the vast:
“He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” (Psalm 147:4 NLT)
He knows the small and the detailed:
“How many living things you have made, O Lord! You have exhibited great skill in making all of them; the earth is full of the living things you have made.” (Psalm 104:24 NET)
He knows you:
“And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.” (Matthew 10:30 NIV)
He knows your frame. (Psalm 103:14)
He knows your way. (Psalm 1:6)
He knows your days. (Psalm 37:18)
He knows your sitting, your rising, your going, your coming, your thoughts, and your words. (Psalm 139)
Because He knows you, He knows exactly what you need:
“…for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!” (Matthew 6:8 NLT)
The next time you find yourself saying, “I don’t know,” whether concerning something as “small” as a soccer team or as “big” as a major decision on the horizon, remember that you have a loving, caring, capable, KNOWING God, who is with you and who is working all things on behalf for you (for your good & His glory).
What rest can be ours as we trade the anxieties that come with the “unknowns” of life for the peace that comes with the knowledge that “He knows.” We can say, along with the psalmist, “When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn.” (Psalm 142:3 NLT)