Assurance for uncertain and flimsy-feeling futures…

(from the book, Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.)

“I am leading you, step by step, through your life.  Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day.

Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy – even precarious.  That is how it should be.

Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things.

When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine.   This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion; doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me.  I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. 

Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.

Keep your eyes on Me!  Waves of adversity are washing over you, and you feel tempted to give up.  As your circumstances consume more and more of  your attention, you are losing sight of Me.  Yet I am with you always, holding you by your right hand.  I am fully aware of your situation, and I will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear.

Your gravest danger is worrying about tomorrow.

If you try to carry tomorrow’s burdens today, you will stagger under the load and eventually fall flat. 

You must discipline yourself to live within the boundaries of today.  It is in the present moment tha tI walk close to you, helping you carry your burdens. 

Keep your focus on My Presence in the present.”

A men???  Thanking the Lord for His Word and the Holy Spirit for applying it to our hearts and minds.  Praying for each of you who are feeling like your futures are a little on the flimsy side… From one on the flimsy-futured side right now, I’m finding that it’s kind of nice to HAVE to trust the Lord for everything. 

Love to each of you~ and praying for many of you by name right now…

Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young.  Feb. 26-27.  It’s a unique little devotional book.  Every day is a treasure.  You can find it at any Christian bookstore, or in most online book sources.  Here is the link to Amazon’s page.

Verses used in these writings:

Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (NIV)

Psalm 32:8  “The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you.”  (NLT)

Psalm 73:23-24  “I’m still in your presence, but you’ve taken my hand. You wisely and tenderly lead me, and then you bless me.”  (Message)

1 Cor. 10:13  “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it. “ (Message)

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  1. Hm hm.. that's quiet interessting but frankly i have a hard time seeing it… I'm wondering what others have to say….

  2. thank you for your sweet comment… and I definitely thank you for your prayers 🙂

  3. This book helped get me through my "flimsy futured" time! Good news….they are writing one now for "tweens"….should be out this summer!

  4. Love this… I need to hear that every day! I was able to pick this book up at Sams Club. : )

  5. i LOVE THAT BOOK!!! It has definitely helped me get through some hard days! I'm looking forward to following your blog 🙂