I find myself with many many thoughts these days. Trying to allow my brain the time it needs to process the changes due to a global pandemic and most recently for us here in Nova Scotia, Canada with the tragic situation of a mass shooting and senseless act of evil.
As a mental health worker I am accustomed to daily stories of sadness and tragedies but none of us here in our little province have experienced this before. Health care workers don’t typically have to join their clients in the fire while helping them out out if at the same time. Certainly we are in changing times.
I was struck this morning by a song I grew up singing in church and it was exactly the truth I needed to be reminded of:
“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives.”
Given the large amount of uncertainty there is during this time we naturally look to find things we can control. It’s human nature. I may have things I can control day to day, like my schedule or how clean I keep my house, but I can’t control the future.
When the world seems out of control I’m glad I can cling to the truth that He does indeed hold the future in His hands.
love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth – 1 Corinthians 13:6. (NIV)
God Holds the Future in His Hands
by James Rowe
Dread not the things that are ahead,
The burdens great, the sinking sands,
The thorns that o’er the path are spread,
God holds the future in His hands.
We know not what tomorrow hides,
Of sun or storm or good or ill;
We only know His dear hand guides,
And He will be our Father still.
His hand created earth and sky,
The zephyrs and the storms that rage,
And years to come and years gone by
To Him are but an open page.
Live close to Him and trust His love,
Assured that while on earth we roam,
Whate’er may come, He bends above
To guide His children safely home.
God holds the future in His hands
And every heart He understands.
On Him depend,
He is your Friend,
He holds the future in His hands.
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