Navigating the Unknown

Navigating the Unknown

Oh Father, how long? Does anyone else feel drained and frustrated? This world seems so broken right now, and there are no clear answers to anything at the moment. We go through each day trying to navigate the unknown. Parts of this journey are creating necessary change and unity. Parts of the journey is creating division. We are assured one solid truth. God is with us. God is Sovereign. God will show us the way. The answers to all the unknown are already answered in God’s Word. We are given direction through the scriptures. We must dig deep. Trust God. Wait. Be still.

However, we still battle the flesh. “My flesh is weak. My Spirit is yearning to hear from you. I am under attack and I feel as if I’m failing. I can’t find the words to pray anymore because I feel so alone.”

Does this sound familiar? Many times this is how we feel. We just don’t know how to put it into words. It’s ok to admit this dryness. It’s ok to call out to God in desperation. It’s ok to be real, raw, and broken. Do not be afraid, to be honest. We all struggle with the unknown. We all struggle with wanting to have answers to life-changing situations in our life. I know I can’t do life on my own. You can’t do life on your own.

We all know our Father will bring us out of the stillness. We all walk the path of silence at times in our life. But we all question. Human flesh has a weakness. That’s why we need Jesus more than we need anything else in this life. We need Jesus to carry us, literally hold us tight, in these dry periods of life. You may feel so desperately alone in your struggle, but thankfully, we know the truth of God’s promises. God is with us. Jesus lives within us and He will bring you through the storm. Wait. Be still. Pray. Even when you think you can’t. Simply breathe deeply in and out, whispering the name of Jesus. That is a powerful prayer in each deep breath. God knows. God hears. God will. We just have to trust and believe…and when the time is right…we will receive the answers.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ISAIAH 41:10

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. ISAIAH 41:13

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3-5

God is with us.

Layla Freeman

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Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

One thought on “Navigating the Unknown

  1. Amen, and thank-you.

    Yes, we have one solid truth, God is with us.
    He invites us, moment by moment, to trust him, to be joyful in the ‘battle’, to persevere, and to cheerfully encourage each other along the way. 🤗🌷


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