Monday, 5 June 2017

When Your Future Looks Dim

Have you ever felt like you didn't know what was your next step? Have you ever felt stuck in one position in your life and seem not to be moving forward? Do you feel like you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? Does your future look dim?

We have all felt this way at some point in time in our lives. It is a feeling of uncertainty. You don't know which road to take. You don't know what is the next step in your life and you are just going with the flow. This is a hard time but there is always a reason for it. There is always a reason for every season. In those moments where we feel like we have on blind folds, we have to trust God. We may not know where we are going but we know Someone who does.

When Your Future Looks Dim

It is never easy feeling as though you are not going anywhere when you look around and consider the lives of those around you. To you, some may seem as though they are excelling in their career, family and ministry. Everything is going good for them. But when you look at your life, you wonder where is the growth. Where is your well? It is in that moment, that we must remind ourselves to hope in the things that are eternal, the things that are not seen. 

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NKJV)

Even though everything around us seem to be perishing, God is developing the character of Jesus Christ within us. Our spirits are being renewed day by day. This light affliction of uncertainty will only be for a moment. It is only for a season. It is working something greater on the inside of us. It is peeling away all the things that hinder us from love, that hinder us from moving forward in Christ.

We can hope and trust in God because He knows what He is doing. He always did. Through this trust, we develop a confidence, assurance and peace within that everything is going to be alright. It is all going to work out for our good. Just remember how it all fell into place last month or the year before. We thought that it was all falling apart but then it worked out. We saw God's hand in it all.

God is faithful to us. He will not leave us hanging dry. He sees our needs and He will provide. When your future looks dim to your natural eye, remember that God is working behind the scenes and preparing you for the next season which is much greater than this.

Faithful, You’re always faithful. True, You’re always true. You’ll never leave me, You’re always with me. You’re good, You’re good. - Always Faithful by Cory Asbury

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