Recently the vice president of a major airline told a group of travel executives, “I’ve never seen people as worried about the future as they are today.” High energy costs, a worsening economy, rogue nuclear nations, threats of terrorism, widespread job layoffs, and tension in the Middle East–all these make for uncertain times. A British newspaper recently reported on a survey that found one in four older people in the UK so worried about the future they are making themselves ill.
What a great time to remember the old Gospel hymn by James Rowe that says: “Dread not the things that are ahead, / The burdens great, the sinking sands, / The thorns that o’er the path are spread, / God holds the future in His hands.”
There may be tough days ahead, but the God who has been our help in ages past is our hope for years to come. He knows the future as well as He knows the past, and He promises hope for coming years. We don’t know what the future holds, but we know He holds the future. (Turning Point)
God holds the future in His hands, And every heart He understands. On Him depend, He is your Friend, He holds the future in His hands—James Rowe