John 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
One of the biggest drainers of joy, hope, and strength is fretting over what might happen.
I know this from personal experience—I’m good at this; I can get very creative at figuring out a dozen (most of them bad) things that may happen in the future.
The problem with fretting about what might happen tomorrow is that it gets your attention and energy off what you could actually do today.
So let me remind you of something that will help you (and me) with this issue: God is “eternal”. Because He is outside of time (transcendent) his existence is permanent; He exists at every moment in every place for all time.
That is why the Bible can make outrageous statements like: In the beginning (when there was absolutely nothing or no one) God “was”.
Practically, what that means is that in your beginning—when you moved from being a twinkle in your father’s eye to becoming a actual living, breathing, baby laying in your mother’s arms—God was…
God was already there waiting on you when you breathed your first breath.
God was already there waiting on you when you took your first step.
God was already there waiting on you when you stepped across the threshold into your first kindergarten class room.
And God has been there waiting on you at every new beginning in your life—including this morning when you opened your eyes.
And most importantly, whatever may be in your future—the good, the bad, and the ugly, you can count on it; God is waiting there for you and when you make him Lord of your life, you can be assured that he is connecting all the dots of your life together to make it all work out for your good (Romans 8:28).
- The ONE THING for today: As it concerns your tomorrow(s), relax—God’s got a perfect plan and is there waiting on you; your job is to concentrate on walking with him today; he’s had it planned for a long, long time.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
1 Peter 1:20 (NKJV)