When a child does not know the effect or consequences of a burning fire, they will always be tempted to touch it, even despite the parents’ warning who are trying to protect them from harm. My brother, my sister, today’s passage says this: “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s… promises to be fulfilled”.
Most believers will say “I know what the Bible says…” but why and how can you know and still do the contrary of what God is saying? Today’s passage reveals to us that the knowledge of the Scriptures affects our attitude towards the present and the future. Therefore, how can you live in fear when you know what the Scriptures tell you. The number of believers of Christ who feel tired, discouraged or have the feeling that God has not answered them is actually what is the most frightening.My friend, the more you know about what God has done in years past, the great the confidence you should have about what He will do in the days ahead. Let’s all learn to diligently read our Bibles so we may have confidence that God’s will is best for us for nobody knows the present and the future better than Him who created time and masters it. The devil wants us to focus on the past, because that’s all we know (in the past we have seen how things went, how they worked or not and it has built in us doubt or fear that the same things will happen again).
Don’t you find strange that when you find yourself in an unwanted situation you remember the things that did not work more than you remember how you got out of it? This has nothing to do with what God gives us in His Word that says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:11-13). My friend, today, remember these verses, sing them, quote them and concentrate on today and tomorrow, and stop looking back. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.