Things to come

Things can refer to an eternity of things.

Literally.

Our associate pastor was right there this weekend when a young mother was informed that her husband had drowned.  That was not an expected thing to come. 

A day’s time, even a moment’s time, can change what we expect as things to come.

Should we then live in fear?

As one who enjoys knowing what is to come, I have spent much of my life trying to learn that I am not in control.  My fear of being left behind, or of being forced into an uncomfortable setting, or even of going to a dentist who may pronounce my teeth need work . . . all of these things to come can be disturbing, or worse yet, could be paralyzing.

I realize that means that I have to leave things in God’s control.  But the emotions of a moment can turn that thought upside down.  And I must return once again to a phrase that is worming its way into my head.

God is good all the time – and all the time God is good.  When you realize how much God loves you, then fear can be cast out.

Good lesson, tough to practice.

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  1. I know how that young mother felt. When my husband drowned so suddenly, my whole world changed forever. Even when you do trust God with everything, it is like an earthquake and shakes you. All of a sudden everything you think, value or have causes you to rethink everything you ever believed. Sounds drastic but support and backup mean everything at a time like that. I’m sure that divorce, or losing your lifelong career job does the same too. Only God is the one that doesn’t let you down.

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