Lately we have been planning and preparing for what we think might be coming next in our world. That hasn’t been the easiest task because we have to make decisions based on what we know now and some speculation of what might happen in the near and distant future. Since only God knows the future we try and focus on doing what we think He’d want us to do to prepare.
Planning for the future, especially these days, is filled with uncertainty. The world is ever changing and not in a good way. This is why I am so grateful that I know my eternal future.
We know for certain that Jesus loves us and He knows our every struggle. I know He is watching over us and that the Holy Spirit is always with us.
But the salvation of the righteous [is] from the LORD; [He is] their strength in the time of trouble.[Psa 37:39 NKJV]
Each day now we wake up to more news that is unsettling – especially for the non-believer. As Christ followers we were forewarned of things to come, and they are happening at a very fast pace. Also, as Christ followers, we know God has this all in His control.
For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.[Psa 37:28 NKJV]
We also know that our fate is not in the hands of men but in God. Our eternal certainty is where we must keep our focus. We do the best we can to plan for what we may go through before Christ comes for the Church, but we can have certainty that no matter what happens here we have eternal life with the King of Kings.
The LORD knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.[Psa 37:18 NKJV]
God knows that we feel uncertainty in this world. He also knows how it will turn out. He wants us to rely on Him. Through Him all things are possible in accordance with His will. We may not know what tomorrow brings, but we have the certainty that eternal life with Him is on the horizon at the finish line.
whereas you do not know what [will happen] tomorrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you [ought] to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.[Jas 4:14-15 NKJV]