If you could know everything about the future, would you be 'FREE' to live your best life or would you be more anxious? There are times when I wish I knew everything that was going to be waiting for me around each future corner, but then again, perhaps it would make me more afraid.
Anyway, we are never going to know everything ahead of time and perhaps that is the best for all of us as we head into the New Year. This allows us to place our TRUST firmly into the hands of Christ.
“God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event.” - Matthew Henry
Isaiah 9:1 - [ Hope in the Messiah ] Nevertheless, that time of darkness and despair will not go on forever. The land of Zebulun and Naphtali will be humbled, but there will be a time in the future when Galilee of the Gentiles, which lies along the road that runs between the Jordan and the sea, will be filled with glory.
Reflection: Being 'kept in the dark' about the future teaches us to place our entire TRUST in Jesus Christ.
Living in Grace