Never look ahead to the changes and challenges of this life in fear. Instead, as they arise look at them with the full assurance that God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. Hasn’t He kept you safe up to now? *
I am a good Boy Scout. As an obsessive-compulsive Type A individual, I work hard to be prepared. I possess the admirable traits of looking and planning ahead seeking to be ready for any and every contingency.
This natural tendency has evolved into worrying ahead. Because of this, I rarely rest in peace. In the middle of the night I wrestle with the unknowns of the future despite the fact that time and time again God has brought me through times of trouble.
“Live with the full assurance that God will deliver you” is wisdom which I must repeat to myself time and time again.
Not only does God have a plan for others, He has a plan for you. God’s plan for you includes climbing mountains and cascading into valleys … wading through still waters and fighting through rough seas.
Jeremiah reminds us “God loves you with an everlasting love.” (31:3)
Dr. George Mathewson wrote in the opening line of his great hymn “O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul on Thee.”
Yes, He is with me always. This is my peace!
* (Reimann, Jim. Streams in the Desert (p. 66). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.)