America’s presidential campaign and election unsettled millions of people. No one can predict what might happen with the economy and global relationships in the weeks and months ahead. Even the political experts admit they’re clueless. One can only watch. And pray.
The future is anything but secure on a worldwide scale. Truth be told, it’s not certain on home fronts, either. A week ago today, one of my friends and her husband enjoyed their morning coffee while watching Canada’s national Remembrance Day celebrations on television. By that afternoon, he lay in ICU in an induced coma after suffering a massive heart attack. He passed away on Tuesday.
Losing this friend has been a surreal experience. I’ve been mentally processing it all week, realizing how quickly life can flip. One minute all is well, and then everything changes in a heartbeat, sometimes literally.
So, how can we face the future with confidence? By knowing what God says about it and by taking Him at His word. Here’s a verse that’s helped me in recent days.
Hebrews 13:5,6 says, “For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear.’”
God’s promise to remain faithful and present enables us to develop and maintain a fearless outlook. And get this—He says He will always be faithful, and He will always be present. That means we can always be fearless. No matter what comes our way, He will help us get through it. Of this we can be sure.
Let’s personalize the verse by reading it this way: “For God has said [to me], ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So I can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear about _______________.’”
Fill in the blank with whatever’s pertinent to your situation. Here are some suggested responses to which you might relate.
- my (or a loved one’s) recent medical diagnosis
- starting a new job
- growing old
- caring for my senior parents
- parenting to the best of my ability
- the difficult situation facing my adult child
- teaching a Sunday school class
- trusting God with the sale of my home
- my children’s well-being
Today at 5:00 PM, I’ll host a 30-minute Facebook Live opportunity to talk about this Scripture with whoever wishes to join me. It’s a come-and-go event at
Send me a friend request if you want to receive a notification when I go live. I hope to see you there!
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