Weekly Devotional: Laying Your Future in the Hands of God

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“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”- Romans 8:28

The future can be scary. In college, we are often pressured to figure everything out, but in all honesty, many of us are still unsure about what we are going to do with our lives in the immediate future, let alone the next five or ten years.

In the midst of this pressure to plan our lives out completely, God reminds us that He is in control and that we don’t have to figure our future out on our own, in fact, we really shouldn’t. God’s plan for our lives is much better than any plan we could try and make on our own.

In Isaiah 41:10, God says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

We do not need to fear our future, because God is going to be there every step of the way.

Moreover, in Philippians 1:6, Paul says, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Whatever God is doing in your life, He’s not finished with you yet. This is even more encouragement that God’s got an amazing plan for your future. God is not going to lead you for a little bit and then leave you to figure things out on your own.

This is proven in Deuteronomy 31:8 when it states that “The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

God will never leave you or forsake you. In the midst of changes in your life, God is constant and can be so well trusted to hold your future in His perfect and all-powerful hands.

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