Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Future View

“Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future.” (Psalm 16:5)

The future beckons to us, dreamlike, calling us to enter into its aroma of possibilities. Sometimes it seems to say, “Anything is possible.” Sometimes when we peer into them, we feel more like, “That’s not possible.” So our thinking about the future fogs up like a car window in the winter.

The truth we need to hear is instead: “With God, all things are possible.” There may be any number of determinative decisions we could make that might impact the future we have, but for Christians we hold this truth close to our hearts: The Lord is our portion and our cup of blessing; He holds our future.”

Those who believe anything is possible will move into the future probably with some excitement, as well as some anxiety and worry, because they have hitched themselves to currents and eddies formed by chance.

Those who believe that with God all things are possible will move into the future with excitement and peace, because they trust the purposes of the Sovereign Lord for their lives. They know the future is secure for them, regardless of the direction the Lord leads them.

Lord, May we rest in Your eternal purposes for us as we move into the future you have for us. Amen.

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