What Would God Say: Look Before You
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1), our future is, to put it very mildly, mind-blowing. We may not have every detail, but we have more than enough here from which to draw joy and confidence for today.
The great day will come when Jesus appears in the sky on a white horse (Revelation 6:2).
At the marriage supper of the Lamb, we will all join together for an eternity of feasting (Revelation 19:7–8).
God’s people will shine like the sun (Matthew 13:43).
What Would God Say: Look Back Down
Look back to your life now. See your current set of troubles through past and future lenses, and add these other promises to the mix. This is what Scripture says is true of you now.
Inside of you is a spring of water welling up to eternal life (John 4:14).
This is what my anxious, navel-gazing heart needs).
His promises are not abstract rhetoric, or merely nice ideas. They are real and reliable—the same yesterday, today and forever.