Trusting God with the Future
"So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Trusting God is one of the Bible’s primary themes. The words faith, believe, and trust are seen over and over. These are ways we receive from God, and they help us develop a solid relationship with God that is not shaken even during the most difficult circumstances. They eliminate worry, and that, of course, includes worry about the future. Trust allows us to enjoy the peace that passes understanding. Trusting God is what allows us to enjoy life. Without it, we find no rest for our souls.
"Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land."
We don’t even know what will happen in the next five minutes, let alone a year or more from now. After entering into a relationship with God, we learn that He wants us to trust Him and to lean and rely on Him for everything. This does not mean that we do nothing while God does everything for us, but it does mean that we trust Him more than we trust ourselves or anyone else.
We can trust our Lord for protection, provision, strength, and wisdom—and certainly for the future. You can relax because no matter what your future holds, God knows all about it, and He will go before you and plan your every step!
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”