One of the important realities, I've found along the way, that I've learned to live with, is the fact that I must live with unresolved questions and uncertainty. And learn to do so in joy before God in the walk by faith.
I used to live in a never ending cycle of quagmires. Always seeking to solve some problem that had come to my mind. This was one of those issues that really slowed down progress in my life in God. I lived close to being on edge, most of the time. Wondering when the next problem would come that I would need to resolve.
I'm not sure what's happened that this seems to be a thing of the past for me. It's not that I never have questions that may go unresolved. And uncertainties. But I believe I've learned to live in more dependence on God and interdependence on others, in Jesus. And that I've learned to rest content in who I am, and what I can do. Rather than being unhappy with not measuring up in some way.
Though I think I've really crossed a hurdle, I certainly don't see myself as having arrived. So that I'm never troubled anymore, with uncertainty, questions or doubt. But I also don't care about alot of the issues that used to trouble me. Plus I have more confidence in a good God in Christ, at work in my life and in the lives of others, and in the world. And that I can leave questions and uncertainty about the past, present and future, in his hands.
I doubt that we'll even care to raise many of the questions some of us think we'll bring to God someday. When we're in his presence in the fullness of the kingdom and the new creation, we'll be happy just to rest and live in that presence. Not that no questions might not be raised then.
What helps you live with unresolved questions and uncertainty?