These are not words we often hear in our current circumstances!
Indeed, even when our lives are ‘normal’ there are always lingering “What if….” questions. “What if I get a serious health diagnosis?” “What if I fall into some really bad sin?” “What if……….?”
We like to know, we long for certainty and predictability, but if there is one thing we can be certain of in life it is….. uncertainty!
What is the answer? Looking at ourselves and our circumstances will only breed doubt, dissatisfaction and even fear. We don’t have the control we crave….and we are not meant to have it!
Focusing on God’s promises is the key.
It is trusting in the eternal God with whom there is ‘no variation or shifting shadow‘ (James 1:17), and who is ‘the same yesterday, today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8). God’s character doesn’t change!
It is trusting in the eternal God ‘who works all things after the counsel of His own will‘ (Ephesians 1:11). God is all-powerful and in total control!
It is trusting in the eternal God who will not allow anything in our lives, past, present or future…..or even our death to separate us from the love He has for us in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). God’s love for us is unbreakable!
You see, we do not know what the future holds for us globally, nationally or personally, but we do know Who holds the future….and that is sufficient for us to live confident, secure and faithful lives for the glory of our loving Saviour.
– PHIL PRATT