Change is an inevitable part of the human experience. Sometimes those changes are welcome part of our personal growth into the women that God created us to be. Other times those changes are sudden, abrasive and confusing. These changes lead to uncertainty, confusion and stress.
When we face these roadblocks we have to learn how to deal with the stress that comes with these changes. We have to know who we belong to and the source of our strength to keep us grounded. One of the best ways manage the stress is with prayers for uncertainty to encourage and strengthen us!
Prayer allows us to activate the blessings of heaven in our lives and helps us to navigate the uncertainty. With prayer, we can trade our stress for peace!
What causes uncertainty and anxiety?
Uncertainty is caused by situations of change that make us feel doubt, apprehension and fear! Feelings from these uncertain times cause us to focus more on what we do not know, instead of keeping our mind focused on what we do know.
We begin wondering how the change will affect us and our loved ones. We worry about the logistics of the change, and the inconveniences. All of these stresses add to an overall sense of anxiety and stress. Prayer during these times of uncertainty can combat this cyle.
How do we trust god in uncertain times?
We must have a habit of seeking God for peace to make sure that we are not shaken during the uncertain times. Consistent prayer during times of calm are imperative to our reactions during uncertain times.
When we build a rhythm of walking with God and speaking to him regularly, we are more tuned in to His voice. A lifestyle of prayer and communion with God also allows us to see his hand in our life on a day to day basis. Daily realization of his presence builds our trust and allows us to see him more clearly when times are uncertain. We trust Him because we have seen his faithfulness.
Bible verses about uncertainty that remind us that we can trust God
Reading and meditating on Gods word during times of uncertainty is one of the best places to start when you find that life seems unstable. Internalizing the promises of God for your life can help Ground you when you feel as if you are on shaky ground.
His word is a lamp to our feet and guides us safely to our destination. Adding scriptures to your prayers is a powerful way to incorporate the promises of God and the power of his Word to your communion with him.
The following bible verses about uncertainty speak of God’s faithfulness and concern for you! Include these to your prayer for uncertain times.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”1 Peter 5:6-7
AMEN! The creator of the universe cares for you. That means the stress we have because of the uncertainty that we may be facing in our relationships, work, or life in general can be given to the one who knows everything and sees everything. We can turn over those cares to him because he cares about and for us.
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.Psalms 94:19
This verse reminds us that we can find cheer in the comfort of the father, even when we feel overwhelmed with the things going on all around us.
“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”Zephaniah 3:17
It is a powerful thing to be sure of the fact that God is among us. He is present, living, and active in our lives. Not only is he present, but he is rejoicing in us and calming us with his love. When the future is uncertain, trusting the power of the love of God is sustaining.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7
This is one of my favorite verses. It is my constant reminder that I do not need to feel any anxiety, and if I am, its because I am holding on to it. I am not releasing it and allowing God’s peace and direction to guide me to my next steps. When we humbly lay our burdens before the Father, he is faithful to give us peace that needs no explanation and transcends understanding.
Encouraging prayers for uncertainty in your life
Prayer is the greatest weapon we have against the powers that seek to destroy us. When you are feeling stressed on anxious about changes going on around your. Pray these prayers for uncertain times and be filled with the peace that only our father in heaven can provide!
Prayer for trust in God during times of uncertainty
One of the biggest schemes of the enemy since the beginning of time has been to get us to believe the lie that we can not or do not need to trust God. Uncertain times gain their power from our lack of trust in God throughout the process. Whether it is health, finances, relationships, or something else, our lack of trust in God during the uncertainty leads us to worry and anxiety. Praying against this doubting spirit is key to growing in trust of God and navigating uncertainty.
Heavenly Father, Lord I admit that I have allowed doubt to settle in my heart. The uncertainty in this world and my concern for the future has caused my focus to stray from you. Lord, forgive me. Help me to delight on you. Lord I commit my desires to you, I will wait on you to move. Thank you for keeping me in perfect peace. Thank you for your faithfulness. Remind me of your faithfulness to me. Remind me of those moments when your hand was clearly present in my life. I praise you for your presence and I put my trust in you! I kneel before your feet! In Jesus name, Amen
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:4-5, Psalm 22:20, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 12:2, Psalm 9:10, Jeremiah 17:7
Prayer for faith in uncertain times
When confusion and doubt threaten our peace, faith in God is our strength. Trusting his plan and his sovereignty can help us to navigate our concern for our situation. We serve the God of the Universe, the living God. Reminding ourselves of His might helps us redirect our focus when times are uncertain.
Father, You are the creator of the universe, You are the author of the constantly evolving story of our world, You are the painter of the seasons. You are the inventor of change, you imagined the Earth, spoke the word and Light, and earth, and animals and plants become. Because you said it. You created change to be an indicator of positive growth. You ordained this as part of Your perfect plan, and while changes may shock me, they never take you by Surprise. While consistently I am called to adapt to different settings, and people, and situations. You, Lord, are my constant. You are my rock and my shelter, You promise to walk with me through life’s changes and to keep me and give me rest. I worship your name for you are my rest and my peace. I praise you for you are faithful. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Reference: Hebrews 11:1, Romans 10:17, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 1 John 4:1, Genesis 1:1
Prayer for uncertainty in relationships
Humanity is flawed and, in many cases, our biggest source of uncertainty and confusion comes from our relationships. We must be diligent in our prayers for our families, spouses, children, and friends.
Lord, I Pray over my relationship with . Right now there is frustration and confusion. I feel hurt and frustated by words and actions that seem out of my control. I pray that you comfort both of our hearts, soften them and give us understanding of each other. I prayer that you would let me be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Lord, while this relationship is currently feeling broken, I know that you are the God of reconciliation! Help me to see them as you see them. Help me to love them better. Thank you for the model of friendship and love that I have in Jesus. It’s in his precious name I pray, Amen.
Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 4:8, Colossians 3:19, Ephesians 4:1-3, Proverbs 18:24, James 1:19-20, John 13:34, Ecclesiastes 7:8-9
Prayer for fear and uncertainty
Fear is a huge culprit in ushering in a spirit of uncertainty in our life. Instability and fear of the unknown can be paralyzing.
Father, I am so grateful that I can put my trust in you. When I am afraid, and when anxiety is great within me, your consolation brings me joy. You sustain me, you give me a peace unlike the world. You relieve all my fears. You know my name, and the beating of my heart. Your eye is upon me, and you smile upon me. Lord, I admit that I have dwelled often too long on the fears of the future. I don’t know what is going to happen and I am nervous about the unknown. Help me to see you and to focus on you alone. Thank you, Lord, for your peace, grace, love, and faithfulness as I navigate each day seeking Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Scripture Reference: Psalm 23:4, Psalm 118:6, Matthew 10:31, Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10-13
Prayer for uncertainty at work
Financial instability can feel overwhelming especially in the current global climate. With so much uncertainty related to the health of family and the rocky economy we can easily get swept up in the emotion of society’s current struggle. Our trust, however, is not in stocks, finances, or the economy. Our trust is in God.
Lord in Heaven, you are my provider and my provision. You supply all of my needs, I lack nothing. You are where my help comes from. Calm my heart Lord. There is unrest in the area of my work and finances. I pray that you will give me peace when stress arises. Remind me that you can for the lilies of the valley, and the sparrow, and you care for me. I pray that you will lead me to business partnerships that glorify you. I thank you for all that you have done for myself and my family. I ask you to be peace in the midst of my office and any discord would cease. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Reference: Luke 12:29-31, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 22:7, Acts 20:35, Philippians 4:11-13
Prayer for anxiety and confusion
Stress and anxiety are common in our society. In many cases they stem from unmet expectations and our inability to make those expectations happen. We should speak the word of God and pray with earnest faith when anxious thoughts try to distract us from purpose and peace
Lord in heaven, forgive me for doubting your faithfulness, for pridefully believing that I should navigate these daily challenges on my own. I humble myself before you for you are mighty. I have neglected to invite you into these moments and to see how you have planned these little moments for my good and my growth, to change me and perfect me. Walk with me now Lord, I invite your Holy Spirit to show me your presence in these moments. Reveal to me Your hand in my life. I cast my anxieties on you, for I know you care for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 7:32, Isaiah 35:4, Psalm 56:3, Matthew 6:27, 1 Peter 5:7
Pray these hope filled prayers for uncertain times without ceasing
We can not control the times nor the stress of the uncertainty around us but we can control our reactions and the effect that these times have on us. Prayer is communion with the Father that results in renewed mind, heart and focus.
When we pray during times of confusion we can change the atmosphere and our perspective. We can shift what we see and what life looks like to us. Whether its on your knees in your prayer closet or during your morning routine with your prayer journal. Praying prayers for uncertainty to build confidence during times of uncertainty is key to peace in the midst of the storm.
Resources and Books about trusting God during uncertain times
Trusting god during times of uncertainty is the one thing that keeps you grounded and focused in the midst of the storm Having resources to help us lean in to God during the uncertainty of life and trust him more can help us be prepared for the times when life is hard.
The following resources are encouraging scripturally based books and apps that can help calm your mind and refocus your intentions on God’s will.
1. My refuge: Finding Peace & Strength in Uncertainty
With the world in seeming utter chaos, how do you find serenity and security? My Refuge: Finding peace & Strength in Uncertainty author, Debra Fredette shares her secrets to dealing with insurmountable obstacles and finding peace and strength during times of unrest. This book will teach you how to trust God fight hate with love, advance when you are afraid and persevere even in the midst of unrest.
2. Searching for Certainty: Finding God in the Disruptions of Life
We all long for a sense of certainty and normalcy in life, but things often times do not go as planned. When things do not go as we expect, we often turn our thoughts towards questioning God and self-sufficiency. In Searching for Certainty: Finding God in the Disruptions of Life, we can explore how tough times can be important factors in our spiritual growth. This practical book offers a simple spiritual practice in each chapter to encourage resting in the peace that only Christ can give.
3. A Prayer a Day
Sometimes our fears are multiplied by the fact that we hold on to them so tightly and try to control everything. Uncertainty doesn’t have to control us. It can be a stepping stone for us to grow closer to God if we let it.
Consistent and fervent prayer is one way to make sure that the communication between yourself and God is always open. I love that the Prayer a Day devotional offers prayers to get my mind thing about things to pray to God.
4. Give thanks to God Guided Journal
One of the quickest way to grow closer to God and trust him more closely is to spend intentional quiet time with him. This quiet time can be spent in prayer with a prayer journal, worshipping God with song and creativity, or being of service to others. All of this allows you to grow in gratitude and give thanks to God for all he has done.
If you are interested in growing in gratitude to God, the Give thanks to God journal will guide you to purposeful noticing of the goodness of God in you life to build a more impactful testimony and encourage your heart during times of uncertainty and trouble.