Do you ever worry about the future? I know I do. What’s around the corner? Will I succeed or fail in life? Will I make the right decisions? Will I be okay? What about my friends and family? Questions upon questions bombard me. I don’t like not knowing! That’s a human nature thing: we only have so much control over our future, so the part that is unknown and out of our control… well, it can scare us!
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Who’s in charge of the future anyways? It’s God. The same God from the Old Testament and the New Testament. The same God who’s got the whole world in His hands. The same God that lives in the hearts of all those who have accepted His free gift of salvation—that God is the King on the throne of our hearts.
Remember the One who cares about you and I even more than we care about ourselves. Remember the God who has good plans for our lives to use us to bring Him glory and to draw ourselves and others closer and closer to Him. Remember the God who knew us before anyone else—before we even existed.
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance,” Psalm 139:16 (NASB) reads, “And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” If that doesn’t bring comfort, I don’t know what will. He’s got the plans—the best plans, mind you—and He asks us to submit to His will for us and obey. We’re along for His ride.
Instead of clinging to our future and trying to stay in control, release those plans, hopes, and dreams to the Lord. He can take us places we never even imagined. He’s got the biggest picture—we’ve only got a fraction of the view from this vantage point.
Remember how big our God is—our future on this side of eternity is just a mite in the light of His power. He’s GOT this.
What are you worrying about then? What am I worrying about? Take those worries to God in prayer. By all means, make the right decisions. Seek God’s will and pursue what you believe to be from Him. Take the proper steps. Heed wise counsel. Walk through open doors and surrender closed ones. Bathe the whole thing in prayer. Stay attentive to the Holy Spirit and His directing sense of peace. Walk in step with the Scriptures and saturate your mind in them. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB)
So trust Him. And let Him lead.
He’s the God that can comfort every lonely boy and girl and bring them godly friends and mentors.
He’s the God that can provide financial needs.
He’s the God that can bring healing to your heart and your relationships.
He’s the God that can bring physical health.
He’s the God that can provide job and ministry opportunities.
He’s the God that can direct every high school senior to the right college or the right career or the right ministry.
He’s the God that can lead every single to the spouse that He has chosen for them.
He’s the God that can bless beyond measure.
He’s the God that gives and takes away. (Job 1:21)
He’s the God that deserves all the glory.
In all things, trust Him. He cares most. He loves most. He’s completely in control.
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Your friend, Marjorie