“Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”
– Exodus 15:11
At the moment, I’m a bit confused. Well, slightly more than a bit. Well, maybe more than that… you get the picture. Have I confused you? Well, let me explain it: I’m confused. God has me in a place right now that I don’t understand. I don’t know why I am where I am. And I don’t know what to do in this place.
Are you lost? Maybe you’re confused about school. Or the future. Or a friendship. Or a choice. Or maybe you’re confused about a change. Maybe you’re more than just confused, you are lost. Lost in the confusion and you aren’t sure where to find yourself again.
Is it okay to be lost?
Yes and no. You see, it is totally fine to be lost, to be confused, to not know what to do or where to go. We are human! If you don’t ever feel lost, something is wrong. 🙂 But even when you are lost, you can still be found, and you can still know who you are. Even if you are lost, you are God’s child. You can’t forget that! Psalm 139:8-12 (NIV), says,
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Even if we are lost, we are found. I am utterly confused, and lost, wandering around with a blindfold on, but at the same time, even in that, I have found who I am! I know who I am in God, even in this craziness. Even though I cannot be confident about anything else, I am confident of who I am in God. I am lost in God. I am lost in His glory, His holiness, His overwhelming love.
I may be lost in that I don’t know where I am or what to do, but I am also lost in the sense that I am lost in God! When I am in Him, I can no longer see my fear, my struggle, or be wrapped up in trying to sort out my confusing self! When we are with Him, everything else fades.
If you are lost like me, that’s okay! I understand! I would just challenge you to join me in seeking to be lost in God.
Your sister in Christ,