Fear Of The Future

May 9, 2017
by Iris Ford

As I write this title, I feel like putting a question mark to cap it off: Fear Of The Future? Really? Does a Christian really need to fear the future? Fear is in the air these days, with conspiracy theorists questioning the earth's future if we are hit by a massive force from the sky. I looked up this topic online and read about the Nibiru cataclysm: "Overwhelming evidence proves that a planet will collide with earth in September or October this year". They say that the global elite are wise to this and are already building bunkers to survive the collision, while the public is being kept in the dark to avoid panic. However, predictions occur every year that the world will end, but it never does.

What does a Christian believe that God will bring about? Is it the end of all things? Many Scripture verses remind us to trust the Lord, for the future is in His hands. When reading a psalm of Moses, I feel its abiding reassurance:

Psalm 90:14 – Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. (NIV)

I can sense the Lord's presence with me as I go about my day. The Christian leads a life of reassurance and trust, not of fear.

We all need to start each day with trust in the Lord and commit our way into His hands. If the world should end, the Lord will look after our situation. After reading each morning's devotional, giving thanks for those who write for this devotional program, I trust my safekeeping to Him. "Thank You, Lord, for satisfying me each morning with Your unfailing love, that I may sing for joy and be glad all my days." See how that verse touches you? It goes deep within. We are looked after, and we need not fear anything!

    Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    There is no shadow of turning with Thee:
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not,
    As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

    Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
    Morning by morning new mercies I see.
    All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,
    Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
           – Thomas O. Chisholm

Prayer: O Lord, as we sing with so many others today, Your love fills our needs and our faithful lives follow Your plan with thanksgiving. There are many people restless these days, but we don't need to fear the future — You are with us. We pray that Your peace will fill us all, thanks to Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

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Iris Ford <iris_ford@telus.net>

Parksville, British Columbia, Canada


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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Great words of encouragement Iris. God bless.


    Dear Iris
    A much needed message of hope for today, thank you.


    Dear Iris Ford
    How very true. I have been blessed by today’s and all other Daily Devotionals.


    Good morning Iris. How good it is to know that we are in His hands whatever the future may hold.
    Every Blessing on your day.


    Thank you, Iris, for sharing this encouraging devotional with us. Indeed, God is faithful, especially when we are not, to seek and save the lost. My prayer is to become ever more faithful. Blessings.


    Thanks Iris, for a very reassuring devotional.
    And the hymn fits so well.
    God bless you mightily.
    Keep writing.


    Dear Iris,
    I so appreciate your writings. Thank you for today’s devotional message. May you be inspired to keep on writing for the Presbyterian Devotional. To God be the Glory!
    (ON)


    Thank you for that message Iris. I needed to hear it this morning.
    Sometimes the news on TV, radio and print begins to soak into our very being. We must look around us and see all the good things going on and the wonders of nature as we see signs of spring. God is great!!


    Hi Iris,
    Great is God’s faithfulness indeed. This morning I am going to lead a worship service at the local Long Term Care Centre and it is one of the hymns we are going to sing. All us senior types love this hymn.
    Thank you for writing this inspiring devotional. I look forward to each day, well almost each day, with anticipation.
    Blessings.


    Thank you, Iris, for your continued guidance through your messages. I can always count on wise instruction delivered through from God through you!
    My second devotion of the day also talked about singing with gladness and gratefulness each day. Psalm 16:7-9a has also set my heart to praising God today.
    Thank you for your faithful writing.
    (Ontario)


    My Dear Iris.
    Thank you so much for blessing me. I know that you have it all to be a great blessing where you are living now. I did what I could to be a blessing where we retired. We love it there and we became a part of a greater family which made it so good for me after he passed away.
    I do trust that you are maintaining good health as much as possible. I know that you moved because of it. My general health continues very good at 92
    The Lord has a plan for me and I’m working very hard on patience. Thank you.
    (Ca.)


    Hello Iris
    Loved your devotional titled “Fear of the Future”.
    Well written, well thought out and praise God he is still looking after his people.
    Thank you very much for writing on an ongoing basis for PresbyCan daily.
    (Ont.)

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