In the midst of the fear, of the unknown, of the surprise, I've been reminding myself that the Lord wasn't surprised. He never is. From eternity past, He has known the future: He has known exactly what was going to take place in my life on this day. He knows what is going to take place tomorrow. There is nothing, nothing, nothing that will take my God by surprise.
"In Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." - Psalm 139:16, NASBAlthough I may be shocked, the Lord is not. Maybe He's simply shocking me back into His arms. To find strength in Him. To rest in Him. To trust in Him.
"'Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'" - Isaiah 41:10, NASB