I’m sitting here at my computer. It’s about 4 weeks ago as you read this article. What should I write about? I want you to read something relevant – a ‘now’ article that speaks to today.
Yet, I have no clue what will be happening in 4 weeks’ time. Will Covid-19 be less of a threat, or might we be in the throes of a second wave? What else will come along? Will another disaster overtake the news and the concerns in our minds?
Everything seems to be so changeable at the moment. Are you, like me, struggling to keep up?
The future seems very uncertain. Yet, that isn’t something new. It’s always been there, just Covid-19 has exposed it.
There’s a verse in the Bible that reminds of this. It says, ‘you do not even know what will happen tomorrow’ (James 4:14). We make our plans and we try to execute them. But we aren’t in control and, in reality, anything can happen.
Where can we look for certainty in an uncertain world? The Bible tells us we can find that certainty in God. There’s a phrase the Bible uses to describe God. It says that he knows ‘the end from the beginning’ (Isaiah 46:10). That means, that as God sees the future, he knows what will take place. Nothing will surprise him or catch him off guard.
As you look into the future, unsure of what comes next, where do you look for stability? I’d love to know what’s going happen and be able to map it out the way I want it to go. Yet, I know I can’t. As a Christian, it’s a great comfort to me to know that God knows the future and he’s got it covered.
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Praying you all keep safe and well.