The future will be filled with trials and tribulations just like the present is. As Christians we will continue to live in a broken and sin filled world. It’s decaying. It’s getting darker. And… We are not to fear that. We have an everlasting LIGHT!
Fear. One of the enemy’s most popular weapons that he uses against us. Worry, anxiety, fear… can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision.
Talking about the future or prophesying the future is not living our lives out in faith. Trusting in a God who holds the future in his hands is how we live by faith.
Faith does not believe that God will make our lives comfortable and affluent.
Faith knows that whatever situations we face God will be with us through those situations.
Faith is not worrying about the future.
Faith is being concerned about the needs of others today.
Faith is not longing for a heaven when we die.
Faith is being concerned for others, listening to them, and inviting them to experience the heaven on earth (God’s presence) with which we have been blessed.
We may not be in control, but we can trust the One who is.
We may not know the future, but we can know the God who does.
When it’s hard to look forward and it’s painful to look back, you need a new perspective, a new focus. Look to the Father and keep your eyes on Him.
Every time your thoughts drift away from Him, repeat these words, “Focused on You, Jesus. Focused on you!!”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand,” Isaiah 41:10.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you,” Psalm 56:3.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 4:6-7.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.