“God Calling” reminds me today that the way, His way, is one of uncertain future-in that we never know who or what we may come across on our walk. But he knows. That’s why He needs to have the reins. We don’t always know who He would have us minister to, share something with, do some service for, but He knew from the beginning of time, exactly who would need whom and what. That’s an awesome revelation about His love for us all, -and I do mean all. It’s not God’s will than anyone should perish but that all should come to the saving knowledge of His grace and mercy through Jesus. That’s why we, as believers need to get in tune and stay in tune with the Holy Spirit and let Him lead us.
Only in keeping that perfect love and trusting in Him, can we walk that way. The flipside of that uncertain future is this: We never know what might come against us and we’d lose our minds if we tried to do it any other way. No wonder billions are spent on anti-depressants and other “coping” medications. No wonder society seems to spend as many, if not more hours in therapy, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and support groups than in productive labor. Knowing that, and having experienced some of the things I’ve been through makes me wonder what someone who doesn’t know the Lord must go through in terms of worry, anxiety, depression, and fear. I’m not saying that we are immune to these ourselves, but In Christ Jesus, our future is secure so that we need not fear. Of course, we do fear anyway, and all too often.. I saw a bumper sticker once that read: “I know the future, God wins!” That’s a profound statement in terms of security and peace. We as believers have that security and peace in Jesus, here in this life, and in eternity.
I may not know when the economy is going to turn around, but I do know that God is my source and He’s never failed to provide for me. He is my provider. I may not know what sickness and disease may come against me, but I do know that God is my healer, and His Word says He’ll sustain me even on my sickbed. I don’t know when the clock will run out for me, but I do know that He’s my Lord and Savior, and His Word says to be absent from the body is to be present with Him in Glory. I don’t know what trials and tribulations I will have to face, but I do know that His Word says I’m more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus because He’s in me, and greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. Greater is the truth, His truth in me than anything I will ever have to face in the world. No matter what, He’s got my back! I need not fear the future.