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No. 9
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online

Getting to know God together.

The future !
Tomorrow even !
No one can know about the future, or can they?
Some people try to imagine they can read the future in the stars.
But God does not like magicians and star wizards (astrologers).
He forbids reading the stars for messages about the future.
People can be frightened of the future.

Are you?
What can you do?

Some people tell us that awful things are ahead.
No food, no electricity, wars might come

"I am so small, Lord God, I want to feel safe."

Do you feel afraid sometimes?

The future can seem strange to a child.
Like growing up. What kind of world will it be?
Is it true this stuff about the earth being spoiled, polluted.

"Will there be animals, trees, birds and fresh air when I grow up, Lord God?"

We might not be able to know the future,
but there is One Who holds the future in His mighty hands.
God made the heavens and our earth,
and He has told us about our earth's future, in the Bible.

We will have troubles here,
but God will make all things wonderful ASAP!
When we put our futures in God's hands,
we can know that He is the One Who will take us through - anything.

I am sure of God's care for me, forever.
You can be too. When it is dark, He is there.
When I don't know what to do, and where to turn,
the Heavenly Father is there.
Knowing all about the future won't help anyone.
It is the God we know Who has the future in His hands Who matters.
The Bible shows that God cares for us like a mother bird cares for her chicks.
Think about that.....

How does a mother bird care for her chicks?

"Thanks Lord Jesus for being my friend.
I know You will care for me in the future too.
You will never leave me.
I know where to turn every day of my life.
I will be safe forever, in my God."
"He shall cover thee with His feathers,
and under His wings shalt thou trust..."
(Psalm 91:4)



We can feel overwhelmed by thoughts
of the future disasters that "might" come our way.
But God says,

"Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof."

A wonderful passage of Scripture tells us if we put God and His plans first,
our entire lives will be prepared for and looked after by Him.

Read Matthew 6:25-34 carefully.

Read it often if you worry about the things to come.
God has planned a perfect world in the future,
under the Kingship of Jesus Christ Himself.
And that Kingdom may not be too far away either.

"...and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."


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