Friday, September 19, 2014

Unaffected Future

Unaffected Future by Keith Cook

"It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24

Yesterday we began looking at key elements to consider in looking at our future. Each of these elements can lead you into great pain or great joy and excitement.

We began with "Face The Future". Now let us go on with our look at the future.

Unaffected Future

The second thing about the future is not only do we have to face the future, but we have to see that the future is unaffected by our culture, our economy, or any calamity.

Jesus said, "I Am."

What did He say? He said, "I am the same!" Wow!

In today's scripture reading, we read that the Lord is my portion. The Lord is my portion; therefore, I have hope in the economy? Oh, wait a minute that's not what it says.

I have hope in the Air National Guard? Whoa!

I have hope in the Civil Defense?

I have hope in the stockpile of food in the basement?

That's not what it says! It says "The Lord is my portion; therefore, I have my hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who wait for Him. To the person who seeks Him."

Waiting and Seeking God In Our Future

Waiting and seeking are very hard for most of us to do. How can you wait on God and seek Him at the same time? How you can rest and work at the same time? How you can walk by faith and sit back and trust Him in faith?

One key to understanding this principle is to understand it is an attitude of faith and trust. We are seeking the Lord and we are waiting upon Him. We are doing all He has given us to do; yet we are trusting in Him to do all that only He can do.

God says we are supposed to face our future and our future is unaffected by our culture, the economy, international terrorists, or any calamity. Let's put our trust, faith, and hope in Him. Truly, He is our portion.

Trust In God For The Future

In Lamentations 5:19 the Word of God says, "Thou O Lord dost rule forever."

This is very important. It says, "The Lord dost rule forever; your throne is from generation to generation. Why do You forget us forever? Why do You forsake us so long? Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; renew our days as of old."

The Bible says that God really rules the church. We may feel rejected. We may feel pain. We may feel like we don't know what's coming around the corner but God does!

Beyond Today, There Is Jesus!

No matter if a terrorist strikes our city or if the power goes off for a week, Jesus is still there. If all of us are reduced to just eating beans, O please God, don't let that happen to us, we still have our Father. But if that's all we have, then that's all we have. We still have Him. God says trust in Me for your future. He said, face the future and trust God in your future. Remember, beyond today there is Jesus.

Daily Prayer Focus: Focus on Jesus today. Put your future in His hands!

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