From an article originally posted November 14, 2012…
I read this today and was encouraged. It is from my favorite author Paul David Tripp, A Shelter in Time of Storm:
Trust in God isn’t a thin hope in some not very sure outcome. Hope in God is rather a present investment in a future guarantee. What God says will be done. What God has promised will come to pass. His word is reliable because in his grace he wants to bless us, and in his power he has the ability to do anything he has promised to do. When you live with his promises in view, you live with confidence, courage, and unshakable hope.
You then become free of anxiety and worry. You become free of vain attempts to manipulate people and situations in order to get what you want. You place yourself in the hands of a sovereign God of grace who knows exactly what you need, when you need it, how you need it, and where you will need it. And because your Father is good, he will never turn a deaf ear to your cries, and he will never abandon you in your hour of need. No, you won’t always understand what he is doing, and you will be tempted to think that he has gotten his timing wrong, but the more you entrust your life to him, the more you will experience his faithful grace again and again.
Who holds your someday? Are you still attempting to change things that are beyond your power and out of your control? Have you simply given up and in your disappointment are you resigned to play mental dream games to keep yourself going? Look up! Your Father controls it all, and he looks on you with grace and favor. It is never ever risky to place your past, present, and future in his hands. His someday isn’t a someday at all; no, it’s a will be.
I want to take hold of the truths in this today reader. I really do. To be honest it is a struggle, but I’m thankful this morning for the encouragement of this truth. I needed it mucho!!!
I have included this song before. I listen to it often... OFTEN!