5-Minute Friday


Sometimes it’s the unknown that is our undoing. Not knowing something can be scarier than knowing the truth about something scary. I’d much rather know I have a certain diagnosis than wondering, guessing, and stressing about a problem that might or might not occur.

We usually remember the past. Where my feet are planted right now is the present. But the future—well, that falls into the unknown. The unknown can be frightening. On the flip side, knowing Who holds my future is comforting. He knows. He cares. He’s taking care of all things even though we, His creation, aren’t in on the decision making. Which is probably a good thing. I’m pretty sure if I were in charge, I’d mess up a whole bunch.

This is where the words Trust and Obey fit in. If I trust the Almighty with my future, then I need spend less time worrying about the future. I’ll trust that He’s in control. I need to follow Him; I’ll obey and do my part. One of my jobs is to tell others about what He’s done for me. To give others hope that He’ll sort out all the good, bad, and the ugly. Over and over again, God comes through. He’s answered prayer when I’ve asked, and when I didn’t ask or realize I was in danger.

  • What about you?
  • What things do you worry about?
  • Is there someone you can talk to about these worries?

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you (1 Peter 5:7)

This post is part of the weekly Five Minute Friday link-up.  Join me and others as we reflect on, and write about one word each week for only 5 minutes.


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9 Responses to Unknown

  1. ‘Tis not cancer’s blade I fear,
    nor the monsters of the night.
    I smile and laugh as death draws near;
    I’m spoiling for a fight.
    I do not wish to run and hide,
    and so, “Lay on, MacDuff!”
    and damned the weakling who decides
    that now, he’s had enough.
    Although to pain I am inured,
    I may yet die in the flame,
    but in my passing I’m assured
    that the Reaper knows my name.
    But there are moments, ere I sleep,
    that I long to be close-held, and weep.

    • teresaklasher says:

      thank you for sharing, Andrew.
      sounds as though you’ve been through much. and continue to suffer and long for more.

      blessings to you my friend, Teresa Lasher

      “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)

  2. Joe Siccardi says:

    Visiting as your tardy FMF neighbor (wrote it yesterday but just got around to sharing). Trust and obey. So simple … yet oh so hard. Great post. Have a blessed weekend and keep looking up.

    • teresaklasher says:

      welcome FMF neighbor! you are never tardy here; right on time, my friend. True, Trust and Obey — simple words, but oh so difficult to live out. on a daily, sometimes moment by moment basis.

      Blessings to you and to yours this weekend as well. Thanks for stopping by, Teresa Lasher

  3. This is beautiful, and oh, so true! Thank you, Teresa, for sharing! I look forward to further writings!

  4. Suzette K. says:

    Great reminders that we are never alone. Thanks for this. In visiting your site, I found your book about taking care of self to take better care of others. I see our paths crossing as a divine appointment. It is a three-peat reminder from the Holy Spirit. I have not been taking care of myself, but rather acquiescing to current circumstances, just waiting for the next thing to happen. Writing to change but not making effective changes. That is not what God intended. Time to head this excellent advice.

    • teresaklasher says:

      Oh, I’m SO glad you visited my site and learning about my book. Even as the author I, too, wrestle with not taking care of me. In fact, just today I made a decision for taking care of me. I believe it’s a daily deliberate decision for us all. Don’t beat yourself up, Suzette.

      Ours was indeed a divine appointment. Prayers for you to look out after you so you can in turn love and take care of the ones in your sphere of influence. Thank you and let’s stay in touch. Blessings, Teresa 🙂

    • teresaklasher says:

      dear Suzette,
      thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule. I have to re-assess daily what is good and what is best for me & my life. what He desires of me this very day, hour, minute. constant battle for most. take care of you, my friend, so you can then take care of others. write what you’re able to write today, then let it go, my friend. tomorrow’s another day.


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