Day 26: The Future
“I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” - Jeremiah 29:11-14 (MSG)
The future...I don’t know about you but when I think about that subject I can start to feel some anxiety. From thinking about what might happen to what might NOT and everything in between. But when I think back to being a kid, I don’t remember worrying about the future the same way that I do now as an adult.
For me, that goes back to my Dad. I had such trust in him, from him taking care of my most basic needs to him being there to give me direction about my next steps. But then as I grew up and became responsible for those things myself, I took on the job of “figuring out my future”. Maybe you are like me and have done that yourself, doesn’t it tire you out?
In those tired moments, I have learned to read Jeremiah 29:11-14. It reminds me that just how I trusted my Dad as a child, I can trust my heavenly Father as an adult. I can turn to Him and throw up my arms and say, okay God I have questions, I have concerns, what does my future hold...and He’s right there waiting.
I know who holds my future, His plans for me are only for good. I am not lost or alone, I take the steps made clear to me by the Holy Spirit. When I am worried or anxious about tomorrow I will stop and give God praise for my today and choose to trust Him. God, today I declare I will not worry, I will not fear, I will boldly declare my best days are ahead of me.