Here’s an uncomfortable reality: WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.
We may often think we know. We may even boast that we know what’s going to happen next, but we can never truly be certain. To most of us, that is uncomfortable for all kinds of reasons. Maybe for you, the uncertainty of the future is frightening. Maybe you don’t like to be out of control. Or perhaps you just like to hang on for the ride with your eyes shut.
The book of James gives us some instruction here:
Come now, you who say “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will and do this or that.” – James 4:13-15
That sounds a lot like the writer of Ecclesiastes, doesn’t it?
This week, we will sing a familiar hymn titled Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus. In it, there is a chorus that is powerful and speaks to our fears over the uncertainty of life:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him! / How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er / Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus / O for grace to trust him more
That lyric is not saying that WE prove Jesus as trustworthy in the midst of life’s uncertainties. Instead, it is that Jesus has proven himself as trustworthy over and over in our uncertain lives.
Join us on Sunday to worship the God who is certain. He is the God who holds all of life in his hands. He is the God who has sent his Son as the only acceptable, perfect and trustworthy Savior.
To prepare to sing together, check out these helpful links:
Oh! Great Is Our God! (Listen | Purchase)
Psalm 18 (Listen | Purchase)
Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (Listen | Purchase)
Jude Doxology (Listen | Purchase)
God Is Good (Listen | Purchase)
See you on Sunday.