Trusting Now Despite Later

Sometimes I find myself getting caught up in the unknown and even becoming slightly fearful of it.  As a person who has placed her faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, I feel slightly hesitant to admit that the potential realities of the uncertain future trouble me at times.  I know that God has promised to never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5) and that He cares for me (1 Peter 5:7) and that He will supply all my needs (Philippians 4:19); and I even know that He has told me not to fear (Isaiah 41:10).  But still I allow myself to think that there are certain “you never know“s that I could never handle.

I was chatting with my sister about some of this a couple nights ago, sharing with her one of my “fears,” when she simply and wisely said, “Don’t be fearful.  You just have to live with faith.”  I hadn’t gone into the conversation looking to learn anything; but God, in His marvelous way, was reminding me through her succinct words that I just have to trust Him.  Never has He failed to see me through a trial and never would He.  In a future that is filled with uncertainties, He alone is the constant on which I can rely.  Nothing could ever happen that would separate me from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39).

What the Lord seems to be showing me is that I need to trust Him not only in the future but also with my future.  I will continue to pray for spiritual and physical protection for myself and those whom I love; but I must also trust God now despite what might happen later.

“‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'” (Isaiah 41:10)

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2 Comments

  1. God has really shown me through my lastest trial that I have a huge stronghold of fear. I had to demolish the thing down with God’s Word. It was tough, but I am finally feeling free of the cycle of fear that I find myself in. Faith is a huge part of that. God CAN do ANYTHING!!!!!! Am I believing Him for it?

  2. terry & tammy rice says:

    I needed this. Thanks. Now if I can just DO it. Love you, Mom