What I Know

September 10, 2012

There are things I don’t know.

I don’t know why there are children starving in Africa, and in this country too.

I don’t know why I’ve seen blind people see again, deaf people hear, while a girl from my high school died of cancer just a couple of months after giving birth to her baby girl.

I don’t know why other babies are born to parents who will hurt them.


There are other things I do know.

I do know that I heard a voice, loud and clear, say that I would be Simon’s wife three years before he asked me.

I do know that my son spent his first week of life in the hospital on antibiotics, feeding through a nose tube, only for all his tests to come back clear and healthy.

I do know that, on numerous occasions, we have silently, fervently asked God to fill in the holes of our finances, only to find hundred-pound-notes slipped through our mail slot the next day.

I do know that I have seen drug addicts and violent offenders on their knees, tears streaming down their faces, hands raised in worship.


I used to be afraid to say “I don’t know.”  As if I needed all the answers to prove that He’s real.  I don’t have all the answers, and I only know a few things for sure, but those are my stones in the desert.  They’re the things I look back on when the I-don’t-knows come thick and fast.

I don’t know a lot of things, but I know Him, and for today, that’s enough.

19 responses to “What I Know”

  1. Jorie says:

    This was really heartfelt and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. lissie says:

    oh faith, i love you.

  3. Faith says:

    Oh Lissie, I love you the MOST.

  4. Hannah King says:

    Faith, your simple yet powerful stories of God’s faithfulness and kindness to you brought a tear to my eye – God is so very faithful to us isn’t He – and it’s these humble testimonies that speak so profoundly of His grace and kindness..
    I’ve been listening to a song all afternoon that speaks of realising Jesus being so much more than hymns and portraits – that He takes the weight of our sin to the cross, and not only this – He gives us life, full to the brim of grace & kindness amidst joy and sadness.
    Thank you for sharing what you know of God at work in your life : )

    {The song that I’ve been listening to in case you’re interested! Sara Groves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X1GGXmRplY}

  5. Simple and powerful. Thanks Faith.

  6. Great power in the words of a humbled person.

  7. Lisa Charland says:

    Awesome. Thank you for writing this!

  8. I feel like I work so hard to show people or tell people about the things I have learned about God, and then I come and read your words and I feel like I could write for a thousand more years and never touch the heart of it the way you do. I love your posts.

  9. joann stancer says:

    Thank you, very nice post!

  10. Love your insight, Thank you.

  11. This was beautiful and so touching. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. joann stancer says:

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  13. ccpruett says:

    So good. So so so true. Great reminder!

  14. Andrew Thompson says:

    Thank you.

  15. barbdsykes says:

    thank you. It is always nice to have a gentle & friendly reminder of some great spirit/force bigger than I.

  16. Andrea Kelly says:

    What a beautiful reminder!

  17. That’s truly enough that we know Him .. Thank you 🙂

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