Heading outside to do something as mundane as putting the rubbish out, I took a moment to look up at the night sky. There is something amazingly reassuring about looking at the night sky knowing that the billion of stars scattered across it, like diamonds on velvet, are held in place by a God who knows what He is doing. We need to trust in the one who knows the future. We don’t have to fear the future when facing it with God. Oprah Winfrey once said “I don’t know what the future holds but I know who holds the future.” It says in Colossians “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” He holds the universe in His hands – He holds us in His hands.
Most of our anxieties and worry comes from our concern for tomorrow – for the future. The stress of major decisions to make, commitments to meet or financial pressures to resolve. The apprehension around our health or in my case the meeting with my son’s teacher. We can be anxious, in fear. Yet if we turn to the Bible we will see time and time again, reassurance, encouragement from God not to worry. We find courage knowing that God is in control and nothing takes Him by surprise.
We need to let trust in God settle our hearts and dispel all anxiety.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Trust in the one who knows and your soul will find calm, your soul will find peace.