My Future In God’s Hands

Karen Hoffman

READ : Deuteronomy 18:9-20, 2 Timothy 1:12


These meditations are a medley of things for which I am thankful. One thing I am thankful for as I grow older is the fact that the future is hidden from us. “Many things about tomorrow, I don’t know or understand, But I know who holds the future, and I know who holds my hand,” are the words of a well-loved hymn. Timothy felt the same way when he talked about entrusting tomorrow to God. He especially entrusts the certainty of his salvation to God. What a wonderful comfort that we can trust our salvation and everything else to Him.

When I studied the Gospel of John, I was struck by the fact that Jesus knows the future because He is God even though also human. What a burden that was for Christ to carry. To me, the future here on earth is too frightening to want to know. My husband had chemotherapy twice for cancer, and I’m thankful the future is beyond my sight. I can live day-by-day trusting the future to God, not burdened with the pains of tomorrow. Whether the future will be health or illness for my family and myself, I leave in God’s hands. It is for His people’s own good that God condemned fortune tellers. They are still condemned by God today. Fortune tellers are frauds or may be receiving their knowledge from Satan.


Thank You, Lord, for holding our future in Your loving hands. We know we can trust You with it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.