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What Does The Future Hold?
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 by Cathy Everitt

None of us can know what’s in store for our country, or for any other. The God who holds the future, though, wants us to know Him. Jesus came so we can know our Father who holds all our tomorrows. He sees each one of those days with more clarity than we see this present moment.

He has in store for us His "gift of righteousness and abundance of grace.” In every moment we live, no matter what storms assail us, He showers down oceans upon oceans of grace, love, and mercy.

When I was younger, I didn't get excited about Bible promises for “those who walk uprightly.” I always figured those couldn't include me, because I stayed aware of all my failings. Now I know my only righteousness comes from Jesus, and it is always more than enough. I envision “upright” as meaning looking up to Him, and He makes all things right. 

The situation may stay the same, or even worse. The storm clouds may darken the sky. But looking up changes my perspective. I remember His promise that He makes my path "like the first light of dawn, growing ever brighter until full day.” 

I can't know details of the future, but He wants me to know Him. When I know Him, I trust Him. Psalm 9:10 says “Those who know Your name will trust You, because You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.” What about those who suffered and died while serving Him? 

I don't pity them. They sailed straight into His arms. My compassion goes to those who are rejecting and mocking Him and His followers now. Psalm 37 tells of their end. I pray for them to come to know Him. All the promises of glory can be theirs forever. What kind of God gives such mercy? Thank You, Jesus, for forgiving me, one who also mocked You and Your followers. No one is beyond the reach of Your love.

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Hannah May From Panama City, FL At 10/5/2016 8:57:36 PM

Beautiful thoughts, Cathy. So very true. He will always be with us no matter what comes. Thank you for this.

Lois Galbraith From Panama City At 10/5/2016 8:03:19 PM

Thank you Cathy. I really needed to read this tonight. I am so blessed and I praise Jesus for every blessing and all the grace he gives me everyday. God is good all the time.

Cathy From Panama City At 10/5/2016 1:32:59 PM

Thank you, Ellen, Jenny, and DiAnn, for your comments. Without hope in Jesus, where would we be? Next week, the post is titled ""Glory""

ELLEN From PANAMA CITY FL At 10/5/2016 11:57:37 AM

THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US TO KEEP THE WORDS OF SCRIPTURE IN OUR HEARTS AND MIND... OUR ONE TRUE AND CONSTANT HOPE

DiAnn Wilson From Youngstown, Fl At 10/5/2016 9:46:17 AM

Thank you Cathy! This is just what I needed today. God is good!

mixonj From tallahassee At 10/5/2016 7:48:25 AM

I love this one! It reminds us to ""look up"" & that is something I am in need of being reminded to do! THANK YOU!

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