Many of us have placed our dreams on hold or even had them shattered during this past year. It can be challenging to trust our futures to God during the heart-wrenching seasons of our lives. As painful as it is to let go of our plans- sometimes God rewrites our story because His plan is better than what we could ever imagine for ourselves. He breaks us and rebuilds us because it teaches us to trust in Him. It also helps us grow into the people we are meant to become.
Corrie Ten Boom once said: “We should never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” Corrie survived the holocaust and forgave her torturers. Her story is incredible- if you are unfamiliar with it, I suggest you look it up. How remarkable she was- that even in the most dismal and dark of places- she trusted her unknown future to a known God. To the Alpha and Omega. He makes a way when there is none- He truly is a God of miracles.
The trick of trusting your unknown future to a known God is this-
you must take the time to get to know Him.
Spend time reading His word. Spend time in prayer. Tell Him your concerns and how you need help. He already knows, but it is always a good idea to voice it to Him. He cares about your problems, your heartaches, your fears. He knows how difficult life is down here. He will not abandon you, especially in your time of need.
If you build a relationship(or strengthen the one you have) with our Father in Heaven, you will find that His love for you is beyond anything that you could ever comprehend.
I used to treat prayer as a chore, but now all I see is an opportunity and a blessing. I love talking to my Father in Heaven. He is merciful, forgiving, and kind. He is so wise- and He does not hold back in His wisdom.
Our futures may remain unknown, but our God is known. He is omniscient and powerful. Trust His guidance- rest in that trust. Our lives and futures are in His loving, capable hands.
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