Fear Of The Future
September 17, 2021

Have you ever tossed and turned all night? You just couldn’t rest because you were fearful about what the next day would bring. You were concerned about your future – anticipating bad things to happen. Maybe you are dealing with that right now. I want to comfort you with the words of Jesus in Luke 12:24 (NLT)Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any bird.”

In addition, Jesus admonishes us to not worry about the problems of “tomorrow” which are out of our control. Sometimes we miss the blessing of the here and now by dwelling on what might happen. He states in Matthew 6:34 (MSG), “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Tips to Overcome Fear of the Future:

  • Pray to God about your concerns. Release it from your heart and give it to him.  He created the entire world without our help, and he can surely solve our pressing problems. Meditate on Philippians 4:6 (NKJV). Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • If your thoughts become anxious, recite Isaiah 12:2 (NLT) throughout the day. “See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.
  • Be confident that God is a good God who greatly loves you. Think about Psalm 27:13 (NKJV). “I would have lost heart unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
  • Expect good things to happen. Ponder on Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV).  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

PRAY THIS PRAYER:  Father, I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. I am in awe of your goodness. Your mercies are all over your works. I don’t know what the future may bring, but I am so glad that you hold the future. I am confident that all things will work together for my good. Lord, when I have anxious thoughts or fear, please remind me of your faithfulness. I trust you with my whole heart. Please forgive me for trying to figure out things on my own. I long to listen to your voice. I ask you to keep me on the right path. In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

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