IF Only we Knew the Future

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.

Only because…….

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)

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  1. Hi Jennifer, I love where your train of thoughts has taken you. From deep questioning, reflection and finally remembering where we truly belong and Whose we truly are. Thankfully, we’re not given glimpses of the future because it’s a saving grace to learn to trust God for all we cannot see or envision happening yet. I’m stopping by via the #FMF link up. Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

    1. Hi Joy, thanks for your feedback. I thought of writing it in the first person plural and then though it sounded more interesting if I personalized it. Trusting God is indeed key. May your weekend be blessed too.

  2. Yes, I very much think that if I only knew the future I would be worry free. I’m also very much convinced that isn’t truly the case.

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