Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”

John 13:7

Have you ever wished that you could see into the future, even just a little bit? It would be nice to be able to check up on things and have some reassurance that everything really will be okay.

I don’t read fiction novels very often, but when I do I usually skip to the last chapter just to make sure everything worked out fine before continuing on with my reading. The suspense of the novel is too much to bear and I have to find out for sure what happens! My husband of course thinks this is ridiculous, but I have to know everything is going to be okay before I commit to reading the entire novel. 

If life worked that way I imagine we would have fewer worries and a lower level of stress, but would we trust God as much?  We really don’t know what our next moment holds, but we do know that God holds our world in His hands. On the other hand, if we knew that perhaps tragedy, illness or loss would happen at some point in our lives, we would live in fear and constant dread. 

There is a reason that only God knows our future, and that is because He is the only one who can handle knowing it all. If we knew every single detail we would surely crumble under the weight of fear. We can rest in this today: His timing is perfect. His plan is flawless. His purpose for our lives is incredibly beautiful.

We can trust an unknown future to a known God today. Do not fret or become anxious, God is all knowing and in absolute control.

Prayer: Jesus, I surrender my plans to You today. Let your perfect will be accomplished in my life, and lead and guide me in everything I do.

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