Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trusting God with the Future - Solace from the Psalms - Martin Wiles

For thousands of years, people have found comfort in the Psalms. No matter what emotion you are experiencing or fight you're facing, the psalms have something important to say. For the next little while, Love Lines from God will feature, "Solace from the Psalms." We hope you enjoy. And please share them with a friend. 

The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Psalm 138:8 NLT
I knew she was there; I simply couldn't see her.
My daughter and I enjoyed several years of hiking when she was a preteen. She was young and fast. I was approaching 40 at the time and slower. She normally led, but remained close—except when my middle brother and son joined us. My brother was fast as my daughter, but my son was slow like me. They enjoyed outwalking us. We knew they were ahead but couldn't see them until they stopped for us to catch up. It was always comforting when we did.
My future is similar. I know it's ahead even though I haven't visited it. I call it tomorrow, but tomorrow never truly arrives. When I think it has, it's today all over. I also can't see into it. It's the unknown even though I assume it's there.
The psalmist was equally sure he had a future and that God controlled it.
From my viewpoint the future is uncertain, but I try controlling it anyway. Through savings, retirement funds, educational funds, Social Security contributions, or possession accumulation.
God's viewpoint is different. He sees my future, lives in it, and guarantees its certainty. Regardless of how many years it contains, He controls each one.
Our challenge and responsibility are trusting God with the unknown. When we do, it is no longer uncertain or frightening. Rather it’s exciting. He promises to perfect His plans for our life. And since He knows and engineers our future, that's a simple thing for Him to accomplish.
Trust God to complete His plans in you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, enable us to trust You with our future.

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1 comment:

  1. Saying we trust God with our future is one thing. But, truly trusting God with our future is a decision made each moment. :-)