Life is like a road trip; exhausting, lengthy, time-consuming, and strenuous. However, when you arrived at your destination or your journey’s end, what a great pleasure and joy. In a road trip uncertainties are unavoidable to experience even though we know the direction of our desired destination. Along a road trip we sometimes ask ourselves; am I able to arrive safe and sound at my desired destination? Am I able to make it even though there are uncertainties, hesitations, worries, and fears inside my heart and head? What will I encounter as my road trip goes on and on? Will I be meeting new co-journeyers along the road? Hence, we cannot but ask a lot of questions as our lives goes on journeying in the midst of uncertainties. Just like a road trip we cannot but place ourselves on a risk of continuing our journey for the sake of reaching our desired destination, i.e. the one thing necessary for our lives.
Yesterday we welcomed the year 2016 and we say our goodbyes to the year 2015. For sure we have a lot of expectations and wishes as we welcome the New Year. However, uncertainties, doubts, and hesitations disturb us when this question pops-up in our minds and hearts; what will be my 2016 as I go on in my life’s journey embracing the new chapter of my existence? I myself also have this kind of mix feelings as I ponder upon the New Year. Although I am assure that this New Year will bring a lot of good and unexpected surprises along my life’s journey, it’s also unavoidable on my part to have petty fears, hesitations, and doubts.
From this experience I realized the importance of placing our hope and trust in God. He knows more what is deserving and better for us if and only if we start to believe in Him. Though uncertainties make us tremble, placing our hope and trust in Him assure us encouragement and motivation to go on in life. To whom shall we fear if we will place our hope and trust in Him? Indeed, our life’s journey for this New Year will never be covered by uncertainties, doubts, and hesitations if we will place our hope and trust in God.