December 30, 2023

God Knows the Future

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11

Looking back at the end of a year, there is much to ponder about our personal lives and the world. Some things may have surprised us. At times, we may have been encouraged or discouraged.

Now we face the beginning of another year and another set of questions. Certainly, we all would like to know what will happen. This is a time to remember important truths the Bible teaches about time.

The Bible reminds us of God’s sovereignty and design, for “He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Our paths may bring us through many different experiences. But the Bible promises that God will work everything together for good (Romans 8:28).

The Bible also reminds us that God has an eternal purpose for our lives. In fact, “He has put eternity in their hearts.” But He has made it impossible for us to know exactly what will happen in the future: “No one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

None of us knows what will happen in the coming year. But the Bible also assures us that God knows and that we can trust Him.

Are you ready for the future? No matter what you face, you can trust God. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He promises to take care of you and work everything together for good.

Reflection Question: Reflect on this past year.

Prayer
Father, I commit the coming year to You. I trust You and believe You will work everything together for my good. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Ecclesiastes 3

Prayer
Father, I commit the coming year to You. I trust You and believe You will work everything together for my good. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Ecclesiastes 3