Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:12
A. We live in a world that is filled with uncertainty, and this can make it very difficult for us to make good decisions.
B. This uncertainty often makes us uncomfortable, especially when it comes to our faith. What can we do about this?
I. Paul’s life was filled with uncertainty.
A. There was a time in his life when it looked like he had it all together (Galatians 1:14; Philippians 3:4–6).
B. Paul’s travel plans were always very tentative (Acts 16:6–10; 1 Corinthians 16:5–9; 2 Corinthians 1:15–16).
C. Paul never knew for sure what awaited him (Romans 15:22–28; Acts 20:22–23; Philippians 2:23).
II. There were some things, however, of which he was very sure.
A. These things allowed him to walk away from everything and headlong into danger (Acts 20:24; 21:13).
B. He knew that the Lord would never forsake him as so many others had (2 Timothy 1:8–12; 4:6–8, 16–18).
C. He knew that the Scriptures provided a reliable guide for salvation (Acts 20:29–31; 2 Timothy 3:10–17).
A. If you are going through some uncertain times, you can cast your anchor on the rock that you know is going to remain steady.
B. If you have lost your confidence in God and His word, you may be encouraged to find that there is great reason for faith in Christ.