See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.
What is not is Already
Our finite human minds cannot see around the corner of the next moment, so it is so difficult for us to comprehend how God knows what will happen tomorrow before tomorrow is even here, yet God declares those things which are not yet as though they already are. This should give us confidence to trust God with our future, shouldn’t it? Jesus, as God Himself, told the disciples what will happen before it even comes to pass so that they will know that He is Who He says He is (John 13:19). Since we know that God cannot lie (Num 23:19; Heb 6:18) and Jesus is God, we should have full assurance and complete confidence in a God that has our future held firmly in His sovereign hands and in a grip that cannot be broken (John 10:28-29).
Fear Not, He is God
God wants us to have no fear about the future because He already knows it. If I were to tell you that I know that the bus will be here on time so you don’t have to worry about it being late, you might not have the assurance that this is completely true, but if I told you that I saw the bus coming around the corner, then you would have an easier time believing me, right? Well, God can see around the corner of the future, and He already knows what’s coming; therefore, we have no need to fear what we can’t see because He has seen it already…before it comes to pass. That should calm our fears of an unknown future because the known God proclaims to us that what is unknown to us is already known by Him. Can we not trust Him with that?
I Will be with you Forever
Jesus told the disciples that He would be with them until the end of the age (Matt 28:20), and He basically tells those of us who believe in Him the same thing. God has promised in several places that He is not going to ever leave us or forsake us (Deut 31:8; Heb 13:5), so why should we ever fear His leading us into the unknown places in this life? There is no reason to fear, for He is for us, and since He is for us, who or what could ever come against us that we would have to fear (Rom 8:31)?
A Closing Prayer
Righteous, Holy God, You alone hold the future in Your Hands, and I know that I can trust You, even though I cannot see beyond the moment; therefore, I have no reason to fear, for you love me to the uttermost. Please help me trust You more and more each day as I stay in Your Word. I pray this in the Strong Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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