Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Unknown

Do you know what's ahead for you, for your family? Me neither. Do you wonder if you're prepared? Like earthquake preparedness for those of us on the west coast. Or the assurance of a cellar or basement if you're in Tornado Alley in April with storm clouds over head.

Where do you go when you're looking for security?

Below is my assurance. Join me, if you agree:

~ My God reigns.

~ I know Whom I've believed for the future.

~ He's made promises to me about the future, and about caring for my family and me en route.

~ My security is found in my Good Shepherd who knows my needs before I even ask. He's even well-acquainted with the ones I may be in denial about.

~ My kind heavenly Father cares for me. He will perfect that which concerns me.

~ My God can see the future; He's training me today for what I'll face tomorrow. It's a process and that never frustrates Him.

~ My God has the entire universe in His hand; nothing is impossible for Him, or too difficult or vast.

~ My God is sovereign and loving.

So, though the future is foggy, I know where to turn for security and assurance.

Here's what I've noticed. Simply voicing my concerns to God isn't always enough to calm all my anxieties (am I the only one??). But reading His Word brings power into the situation; praying His Word brings more power, and believing His Word strengthens me. My heart is literally uplifted as I delve in and seek His face.

One final thought, no matter how many times we've heard it:

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

You can have assurance. You just have to know where to turn when facing the unknown.

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