WALK BY FAITH
If God knows the future, then why does He not want to reveal our future completely? Wouldn't it be wonderful if God would reveal to us our entire year ahead of time? For example, if we knew ahead of time that COVID-19 was coming, we could have prepared for it or even prevented it from happening. It seems that the world would be a better place if people would know the future. The weather forecast is always a good thing to watch because it warns us about our future weather. However, it is not always accurate. There are times that the weather forecast will show that it will rain tomorrow, but then the next day, the weather is clear. Inasmuch as we want to see the future, God does not reveal to us our future completely, except on special occasions, because He wants us to trust in Him. God wants us to walk in faith in Him because it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6).
Because of our sinful nature, we always want to rely on ourselves and not on God; we want to be independent. We want to do our own thing instead of obeying God. However, how many times have we hurt ourselves or others because of our foolish decisions? If we look around today, people are suffering because of the sinful behaviors and decisions of others. Knowing the future is not the answer, but the change of heart is the answer, and God is the only one who can change the hearts of humankind.
Although we would never know our future completely, God promised that He would be with us every step of the way. God does not want us to rely on ourselves but to rely on Him. I had a blind friend when I was still in seminary. I used to guide him to the cafeteria to eat, and he would hold my right shoulder or arm as we walked. He completely trusted me with his safety. And God used this situation to teach me about walking closely with Him and trusting Him that He would lead me to the right path. This is how God wants us to live our lives, and this is true Christianity.
Ask yourself these questions: How does God want me to live my life? What does God promise me even though I do not know the future?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I trust in you. Although I do not entirely know my future, I know that you are with me and that you will guide me every step of the way. Please help me to trust in you alone and not on myself because you know the future and what is best for me. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.