IF only I knew what tomorrow held! That would be great! Or would it? Would it stop me from worrying about the future or would it make me more anxious if the future I envisioned wasn’t bright?
IF only I knew the future! Would it help me to plan better for what is to come, whether good or bad?
IF only I knew what is to come! Could I stop it if it is not something I want in my life or embrace it for keeps if it is something good?
IF only my life was all I wanted it to be, would that make me happier?
IF only I was happier, does that mean I would have no trouble in this world?
IF only this world wasn’t so troubled but was a better place to live, would I want to live in it forever? I think not because……
IF we remember that…….
….our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ..(Phil.3:20) we would not want to be here forever.
We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope (1 Chronicle. 29:15)
In fact, we do know the future…..IF only we will remember that as we sojourn here on earth, we have God’s promise.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11)