God, I don't know. Amen.

Written on October 2, 2015

Updated on October 3, 2018


Recently I've had more questions than answers.

I didn't think it would be possible, but it is. 

Many of my prayers sound like this: 

“God,
I don't know.
Amen.”

It’s an honest prayer.
A simple prayer.
A short prayer.
One I am only beginning to understand, but one He hears clearly.

Saying we don't know isn't a sign weakness; but appears to be the first breath to trusting the one we our surrendering our uncertainty to.

I don’t know.

For all I do not know, I know that we should hold close what we do know.

And here is what I know on Wednesday, October 3, 2018:

God is good and He has this under control.

Coffee is needed. 

Hugs are better than high fives. 

Yesterday is over, today is here, and tomorrow hasn’t arrived.

Hope doesn’t let our story end.

And I know I do not know much, but I do know I don't have time to be scared of the unknown.

Here is to not knowing. 
Here is to honest prayers.
Here is to listening closer. 
Here is to trusting.


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Tanner Olson is a writer, speaker, and spoken word poet. 
He is the creator of Written to Speak, a project that seeks to spread hope and announce love through written and spoken word.