An Unknown Furure

April 6, 2015

                                        An Unknown Future

“None of us know what the future holds for us.  Proverbs 27:1 says, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”  Uncertainty about the future can be distressing.  We feel dismay when it seems as though there are dark clouds approaching, and we have nowhere to turn for shelter.

Those who are true believers also have those feelings at times, but they are consoled by the promises they find in God’s Word.  The following are a few examples of those promises:

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9).

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”  ( I Peter 5:7).

“I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” (Psalm 118:5-6).

John 14:1-3 tells us not to be troubled because there is a glorious future waiting for us if we have received Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.   And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” God has something special planned for us.

The unbelievers don’t have that assurance.  Revelation 21:8 says, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

The gospel is the good news that you can be included in the family of God and have a part in that place that Jesus is preparing for those who believe in him. It’s not just an intellectual belief.  God wants us to believe in faith from our heart.   Read with a believing heart the following verses:

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”  ( John 1:12).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24)

“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” ( I John 5:11-13).

Jesus died in order that you might have forgiveness for your sins.  You can have that forgiveness if you will go to God in prayer and tell him that you come to him as a sinner condemned.  Ask him to forgive you and make you a child of his.  He has promise, in John 6:37 that he will hear and answer your prayer.  “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

If you have done that, please let us know.  We would like to encourage and help you.  Our e-mail address is rusandmargaretgeorge@windstream.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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