Psalm 34 Proverbs 3:5-6
Everyone has experienced fear at one time or another. If you ever lost track of your child in a store, you know what fear is. We live in a world filled with fears and phobias, and many of them are real. A survey was taken and people were asked "what do you fear?" They responded that they fear the future.
Why are we afraid of the future? There are a couple reasons. First, the future is unknown. We really don't know what will happen in the future. Second, we can't control what we don't know, but we try anyway. We try to control it by worrying. Come on, why pray when you can worry all the time. Social media says to us all the time, "be afraid, be afraid."
But God has a different message for us. Don't be afraid.
"I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears." Psa34:4
The Bible says that God knows everything that is going to happen. How can that be? It can be because God is not confined to time. We are. God can see everything in all of history all at once...God is in the past, God is in the present, and God is in the future.....all at once! Our future is not unknown to God. He is never surprised by anything.
When you are in a relationship with God, I mean when you have the Holy Spirit's presence in you, and you realize that God is love, then you don't have fear for the future. He loves you. He cares for you. You don't have to be afraid of what happens. God always has a plan for your future.
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11
You are no accident. By the will of God you are alive. He made plans for you long before you came into existence. God works in our lives all the time. God knows what will happen in your life, and God never leaves you. God has to ambush you sometimes to get your attention. Look back on your life, and realize, God has been with you every step of the way. God says, in the Bible, that He will never forsake you, or leave you alone. What a friend we have in God! God will never let you go through anything alone, regardless of what happens to you. He won't leave you....even if you fail at something in your life. He will always be faithful to you because He can't disown Himself (we were made in His image, and we are His children).
No matter what, that's the kind of God we serve.