What does my future hold?
Should I pursue this business venture?
Do I take this job opportunity or should I apply elsewhere?
Will this relationship last?
What is to come from this job interview?
Is my partner “the one”?
When will I become a homeowner?
The questions that cross one’s mind about the future, both immediate and down the road, are seemingly endless. From our professional lives to our love lives to our financial and emotional well-being, we can’t help but wonder about what lies ahead, yet over-thinking and self-imposed questions lead to anxiety, and anxiety often leads us to question God’s Will pertaining to the future.
In times of doubt, worry, fear and confusion, I turn to the Bible to strengthen my faith.
Trust and faith go hand in hand. Faith requires trusting God without seeing, hearing or feeling tangible proof. Similarly, we have the choice to place our faith and trust in God and know that He is working it all out, every last detail; or believe our futures are doomed or destined for disaster. When struggling with fear or doubt of the future, hold on to the truth of His Word, especially when fleshly feelings and thoughts overwhelm your psyche. To glory be to God because the following five different scriptures remind me to trust Him and leave fear and doubt in the dust.
1. Proverbs 3:5—’Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.’
We often believe we know best and if we don’t believe we know best, we try to control the situation to where we think we can change or fix the outcome. This verse focuses on trusting God with every facet of our lives rather than trying to do His job. When I read Proverbs 3:5, I am reminded that He will encourage me in every season of my life.
2. Corinthians 4:18—’So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’
Trust requires blind faith. This verse is a perfect reminder that God’s workings are far more profound, and not always tangible, than what we can see, touch and understand. We must place our faith in God to guide our futures and answer our prayers.
3. Psalms 33:4—’For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.’
Life is not always a walk in the park. There are moments and stretches of time when we may feel lost, confused or disappointed, and these moments test our faith and trust, but it is important to remember that God has a hand over our lives, including our futures. He is deliberate, faithful and true.
4. Jeremiah 29:11—’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’
God has a plan for your life. During times of trouble or misfortune, you may question whether or not you will prosper or if you can trust the Lord, but as children of the Heavenly Father, you must trust that He can make the impossible possible.
5. Genesis 28:15—’I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.’
Genesis 28:15 is powerful! This verse reminds us that God remains with you, everywhere you go, until His promise is carried out in your life. He has a specific purpose for your life, and your future is not left up to chance with Him. He promises this, and our God certainly has a perfect track record.