Who likes unknowns? I don’t know about you but I prefer to know what’s coming so that I can deal with it better when it gets here. Trouble is, that’s not how the future works. In fact, we’d like for God to work that way too….
But God doesn’t. He will help us against the devil. He will disclose the craftiness of Satan. But we must regularly consult Him. In everything. His word is a “lamp unto [our] feet” (Ps. 119:105), not a spotlight into the future. He gives enough light to take the next step. Glory Days are such because we learn to hear God’s voice telling us to turn this way or that way.
I had read and heard Psalm 119:105 many times but I had never recognised that God’s word is a lamp to our feet, not a spotlight into the future. What a great little insight from Max Lucado.
Ultimately, God does want us to deal with the future well. It’s just that we are not the ones best qualified to deal with it. So instead of telling us the future and letting us fumble it with our own schemes, He teaches us to lean on Him. And there’s no one better to help you with your future than He who holds the future. Brilliant.
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”
And he replied:
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”
So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.
Excerpt from God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins