Out of Retirement and Hope for the Future

Hey you! Long time no see. I bet you thought I was gone for good. Well actually life has had its way of throwing up a few writer’s block along the way.

I have been doing some thinking about ways that I can make this site more enjoyable for you. If you have any ideas about how I can make this site more enjoyable for you just let me know and I will take any and all thoughts into consideration. Simply put, stick with me and you won’t be disappointed.

Have you ever thought, “What am I going to do with my life?” I don’t know about you, but I have thought about this question time and time again and still have not come up with a good answer that is an end-all be-all. The thing is, I don’t know what my future holds, where I’ll be, what I’ll do, or who I’ll meet; however, what I do know is that God holds my future in the palm of his hand; where I’ll go, what I’ll do, and who I’ll meet.

Jeremiah 29:11 (Contemporary English Version) says, “I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering.” That is such an awesome promise to those that believe it is true. If you believe that this is true then you know that your future is bright; filled with success; and sanctioned by God. If anyone has ever told you that God has a vendetta against you; it is not true. It is completely out of God’s character to do something to you that can harm you. He wants his best for you, and that is why he came in the flesh to die for you that you too might live with him. “Real love isn’t our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven,” 1 John 4:10 (CEV). John continues on to say in verse 19 that we love because God loved us first.

A Psalm of David even tries to explain of how big God is and how intuitively he loves and knows us. When you get a chance you should read Psalm 139 and pray it as a song of thanksgiving and acknowledgement of how great he really is. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 139:1-5 (CEV),

“You have looked deep into my heart, LORD, and you know all about me. You know when I am resting or when I am working, and from heaven you discover my thoughts. You notice everything I do and everywhere I go. Before I even speak a word, you know what I will say, and with your powerful arm you protect me from every side.”

God is interested in you! He wants his best for you. You may not know your future now, but guess what? It will all be okay. You may be having a hard time now. It may even be hard for you to see that things can possibly get better, but might I assure you that your saving grace is just around the corner. In every bad situation God has made a way of escape. Examine this principle that the Psalmist brings to light. “Your anger lasts a little while, but your kindness lasts a lifetime. At night we may cry, but when morning comes we will celebrate.” Psalm 30:5 (CEV).

It is apparent that life is hard sometimes and for some life has been hard for a long time. However, when you feel like you are battling hard times look up because for those who are in Christ Jesus there is an assurance of hope. History knows no mystery of hard times. Most of the Psalms are written out of a time of sorrow and coming back to God. There are many characters in the bible that have almost given up hope—and yet—they have received their victory in due time. Endure a little while longer and you will see your own sunrise.

I encourage you to think about an area in your life that you need to trust God for the outcome and believe that God is faithful to bring you through to victory. Leave a comment if you are still unaware of what to do with you future and we will believe with you for your future success.

Enjoy this video as you think about God’s faithfulness toward you and what he has promised you already. As always, peace, love, and Christ because you know he died for you!

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