I heard that on television this morning at an insanely early hour and it made me stop and think. Read that again and stop and think about it.
To some extent, we all do. We stockpile, we work 80 hour weeks, we pack our schedules with things we think will guarantee a more successful future.
As I wrote yesterday, there is nothing wrong with aiming higher, as long as we are doing it for the right reasons, but often we don’t. Are we guilty more often than we care to admit of slipping back into the habit of living like our futures are not guaranteed?
If so, lean on the truth of these scriptures.
2 Peter 1:4 ……….and because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
(personal note, I love this scripture so much I have a tattoo of it)
Matthew 11:28-29 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint (this is a tattoo of mine also…..)
Philippians 4:. 19 ………and the same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
And perhaps the most wonderful promise of all
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
It seems we are guaranteed a future after all.
……………..and so I ride