It is sometimes scary to look into the future. We are uncertain of exactly what we will have to face in the days ahead as we are certain things will always be changing. We may be confronted with many difficulties such as health issues, financial crises, attacks from others, family issues, and on and on the list of possibilities goes.
How do we cope with uncertainty, change, and issues of the future?
As Christians, we do not face the future alone. When you surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, He came into your heart in the person of the Holy Spirit. Your body has become the temple and dwelling place of God’s Spirit.
Paul wrote, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 NLT).
Moses is seen repeatedly telling the Israelite people, “remember what God has done for you,” through phrases such as:
“Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt.”
“Remember that God rescued you and brought you out of Egypt.”
“Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh.”
“Remember the miraculous signs and wonders you saw.”
“Remember the strong and powerful arm of the Lord.”
In Deuteronomy 8:18a Moses said, “remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful” (NLT).
It is scary to look into the future. When you are tempted to worry, remember all the wonderful things God has done for you. Recalling those things will encourage you and take away much of your fear.
Find a piece of paper or note card and whenever you remember how God has blessed you in the past—write it down. You’ll be surprised how long the list will grow.
I do not advocate living in the past, but I do believe God’s Word is right when it tells us to remember what God has done for us. It sure beats worrying about something that might not even happen.