None of us have an understanding of what is in store for us in the days to come. We may have an idea. We may have a notion. But none of us are sure as to what the future may hold.
And that can be scary. That can worrisome. I may not like what the future holds. It may be something that I’m unsure of.
Even if I’m in a situation that I may not like. Even if I know I’m somewhere that I don’t need to be.
Sometimes the fear of the unknown is greater than the fear or the pain of where we may be.
Sometimes we are afraid to jump because we don’t know where we will land.
Listen to what happens to the people of God today in Exodus 16:2-3:
And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
They didn’t like slavery. But, they were now afraid of the future. And as much as they didn’t like being slaves, they were afraid of the future and afraid of the unknown. And they were willing to go back to slavery, instead of jumping to the unknown.
Today, I don’t know the future. I don’t know all the details of what will happen. I’m unsure of the future. There are many, many things that I don’t know. That are unknown.
But, there is this that is known. God. He is good. He loves us. He will not forsake us. We are His. He will not leave.
So, even in the unknown, trust what is known. God.
Today, even if you are afraid, and don’t know what the future holds, know who holds that future. God.
Trust in Him, even in the unknown.
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