September 08, 2021 Hicksville Mennonite

THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN

There are times in each of our lives when we face things that we may not know what the outcome will be. We get anxious when we don’t know what the weather will be like for work that day or maybe we are waiting on life changing results of a medical test. Many people worry about the stock market and their investments, along with many other things that have no bearing on our Christian life. Countless hours are spent worrying about things like this, instead of concentrating, trusting and focusing on God. Philippians 4:6 says “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” James 4:13-15 says “Go to now, ye that say, today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain. Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a time and then vanishes away. For that ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live and do this, or that.” The Bible also says in Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversations be without covetousness; and be content with what you have; for he hath said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” What a promise we have! Because of this promise, we need not fear the unknown. Our “unknown” future is known to God and he will never leave us. This week let’s purpose in our hearts to trust God in everything and allow him to work in our lives in the way that he thinks is best.

By: Elton Gingerich