Psalm 94:19, “When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought me joy.”
Psalm 95:2, “Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”
When you read a great book, do you enjoy the journey, taking in each page from beginning to end? Or, do you jump to the last page, so you know what to expect? Is there tragedy ahead, or will everyone live “happily ever after”? At times, the unknown builds our anticipation; other times, it can drive us crazy! Wouldn’t it be nice if, in life, we had the option to jump to the last page to see how it all turns out? Yet, we’re left to wonder. And, for many of us, within that gap exists worry and fear.
An old gospel hymn says, “Many things about tomorrow I don’t seem to understand. But I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand.” Uncertainty is a part of life, especially today. Negativity and worry can easily consume our thoughts. But as the song lyrics above so aptly remind us, if God wanted us to know the future, we would. Instead, we place our faith in the One who does know — the One who holds our hand through it all.
As Christ-followers, we can rest in His promises, knowing He is in control, even in the most seemingly out-of-control situations. God has a plan that brings the Light of Hope to the darkest places. Our job is to make sure we hold fast to Him. And, if we live for Christ, we will live happily ever after! In Him, we win!
Lord, Intercede in my life and remove the anxiety within me. Help me focus my eyes on You and be thankful. Put a new song in my heart as I praise Your name. Amen.