He Knows the Future

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 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 NKJV

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

Now we face the beginning of another year, and all the questions this brings. Certainly we all would like to know what will happen. This is a time to remember important truths about time taught in Ecclesiastes.

First, we notice God’s sovereignty and design, for “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” As each of us takes our unique journey through life, our paths may bring us through many different milestones and experiences. But the Bible promises that “all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Second, through Ecclesiastes, we see that God has an eternal purpose for our lives. The Bible says that “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.”

Yes, none of us knows what will happen in the coming year. But the Bible also assures us God knows, and that we can trust Him. In fact, He has declared “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10).

Are you ready for the future? Are you worried or afraid? At peace or concerned? No matter the condition of your heart, you can trust in God. He has made everything beautiful in its time. And He promises to take care of you and work everything together for good.

 

Prayer: Father, I commit the coming year into Your hands. Deliver me from fear and worry. I trust in You. I believe that You will work everything together for good. In Jesus’ name. Amen.