The Future

I believe that at one time or another we can all become overly concerned about our futures and what lies ahead.  Afterall, we make plans, then updated revised plans, actually not knowing what a day or tomorrow might bring.  However, as we get older and more mature, we do learn to use wisdom and past experiences to help plan for both our day and future. We learn not to overly buy things that we might not be able to pay for down the road. We learn to be contented with those things we have and to take care of them so they won’t wear out or tear up as quickly. We learn to obey driving laws and not to leave so late for our destination that we have to speed to get there risking our getting a ticket or worse yet having an accident. We learn to save our left-overs at meal-time and enjoy them the next day. And, we learn to slow down, smell the roses, and let go of those things that we cannot change within our own power or reasoning abilities.  In other words, “Let Go and Let God.” We are not alone in these experiences. In the Bible, in the Book of Jeremiah, we find Jeremiah in a cold, dark place; a prison cell.  His future seemed bleak to say the least.  It’s hard to make plans for the future when you are shut up in a prison cell, facing an illness or sickness, or battling the storms of life so severely that you can hardly catch your breath from one storm to the next.  But,  God spoke unto Jeremiah these comforting words of promise found in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call unto me and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”  It’s comforting to know that while we may be making our earthly plans, that God’s plans are already established and well assured.  Jeremiah didn’t have to read his horoscope in the newspaper, seek out a palm-reader, or a fortune teller.  He simply had to call upon God, his maker, and trust in God’s all-knowing ways and abilities. God instructed Jeremiah to call upon Him and He would show him great and mighty things. Today, you might be in need of comfort regarding the future and what it holds for you and those you love.  By faith, do what Jeremiah did, call upon the Lord of all the Earth and Heaven. Seek out his protecting hands over you and your family. Talk to God instead of talking to another human being. Seek out His guidance and his ways as you plan for your day and future. Seek out the one who owns the future.  Afterall, He is the potter…and we are the clay…Let him mold us unto his likings for our future.  Remember, God is the same yesterday; today; and forever.  The future is in His hands.  Amen.

Remember, God Loves You,

Lin T. Rollins, Author

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