for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done.
Your Pilot or Co-Pilot?
I saw a bumper sticker several years that said, “God is my co-pilot,” but my thought was wouldn’t you want Him to actually be your pilot rather than your co-pilot? Do you see what I mean? None are like God, Who can declare things that will be that are not yet (Isaiah 44:7-8). I want someone who not only knows what my life’s goals should be but can see what my life will be like in the years ahead. I can’t see five minutes ahead of me, but God can see the future, from my beginning to my end. That’s Whom I want to be taking control of my life’s goals.
Years ago when I worked for the government, I had a very diversified portfolio because I wanted to spread out my risk, thereby reducing the chances of having a great loss if stocks plummeted or crashed. I had no idea what the stock market would do, but God always knows what the future holds (Eccl 8:7). When the stock market had a precipitous fall, I wasn’t hurt as badly as many others who had their stocks centered in one area. God knew all along what was to come. If you were driving a car, wouldn’t you want someone else to drive if they knew what was around the blind corner? I would. I would rather have God behind the steering wheel and me not the backseat driver because He knows what’s around the corner that I cannot see.
The Author of Life
Our lives are a novel in the sense that God is the Author Who had written the book before it was even opened (Psalm 139:16). He knows the end from the beginning. I know only what is on the page that I’m reading. I want the Author of my life’s story to be in charge because I can trust the One Who knows how the story’s going to end. Don’t you? Trust He Who knows what is to come. He is more than capable to put our future in control. God knows our tomorrow before it even gets here because His knowledge is perfect (Joh 37:16). He knows what I’m going to say before I even speak it (Psalm 139:4).
A Closing Prayer
Dear Lord in heaven, I know I can trust You, so please forgive me when I have fear and doubts about a future that unfolds before me that You already know ahead of time. There is comfort in knowing that You know everything that is going to happen to me, and I know it always works out for my best (Rom 8:28). I pray these things in the precious Savior’s name, Jesus Christ.
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