Saturday, October 29, 2005

He Holds The Future

There’s a saying that goes, “Life is a blur”. Well, I believe it. My eyesight isn’t that great so I wear contacts during the day and at night I wear my glasses. When I go to bed, I put my glasses by my bed and then fall asleep. In the morning, when I finally wake up to my alarm, my eyes open and the world around me is a blur. I can’t see a thing! In fact, there have been times when I’ve bumped my toe on the side of the bed and screamed out loud because of how much it hurt. But once I put on my glasses, the room becomes clear and I am able to see. It’s much easier for me to get navigate around my room when I depend on my glasses to help me.

The same is true with us as humans when it comes to our view of the future. We can’t see what the future holds; we can only estimate what will happen. Our view of the future is imperfect and blurry, but our Father’s perspective on the future is perfect! Why? Because He’s the one who is holding the future!

Many times we become so anxious about what will happen in the future that we forget to depend on God to see us through, but the Bible tells us that God has already planned out our future:

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me." (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
During the times where we find ourselves squinting at the future trying to figure out what is to come, we only need to stop and remind ourselves that even though the future is blurry to us, God’s view is more perfect than we could ever know. By depending on God and the assurance He gives us of the future, you will find that you will have less “stubbed toes” and navigating through life will be much better than it would be if you were to lean on your own blurry view.

Are you in a situation where you feel like your future is doomed? Are you stumbling through life because you are depending on your own view of the future? Or maybe you feel you will be like you are now for the rest of your life. Find strength in the fact that God has a purpose for our lives and He stands by it (Isaiah 46:8-11). Remember, it’s not about seeing what the future holds; it’s about knowing the one who holds it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Job!!!! Love you,Channing