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Davidisms - You Don't Know What the Future Holds, But You Do Know Who Holds the Future

Most of us are familiar with the story of Job. A man who lost everything while being tempted by Satan with God’s permission. Then God restored Job’s life, giving him twice as much as he’d had before (Job 42:10). As God began to heal and restore Job, God asked Job a series of questions. Beginning with, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?” (Job 38:4). God gently chides Job to remind him that he - the Creator of all - is the only one ever truly in control. It’s a timeless truth for Job and all of us: You don’t know what the future holds, but you do know who holds it. No one on earth knows what tomorrow holds. Except for God, of course. It’s one of the ways he builds our faith. By withholding our knowledge of the future, so that we learn to trust and rely only on him. Jesus said don’t worry about tomorrow (Mat. 6:34). Perfect peace comes when we truly trust that God is holding every second of our future. We may not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.

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