Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11

A Youth Looks at God’s Care for the Future

Awhile back I was looking at some beautiful pictures of mountains. I marveled at their hugeness and God’s almighty power in making them. Then a thought struck me so solidly; it was as if someone had spoken. “If God is that great, and you freely acknowledge it, why can’t you trust Him with your life completely?” Now, that really hit close.

Really, why don’t I? So often I worry about my future and try to figure out what I can do to make something happen, like maybe a youth event or a trip. Really, my part is to wait and trust God. Psalm 37:5 says, “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” How simple is that? If I trust God and follow Him completely, whatever happens will be His will and the best for me. Just because something does not happen when I wanted it to will not change God’s plan for my life.

But then I also worry about others’ futures. I wish I knew how long my sick brother would live so I wouldn’t have to live in uncertainty. I wish I could know if this boy or that girl would come back to the faith. I wish I could know what will happen to my best friend. It seems like it would make life so relaxing. But when I wish to see into the future, it’s just like human hands trying to unfold a flower bud. It wrecks it. God will reveal in His own time what will happen. As we give in and trust Him to lead us, he will make our lives beautiful.

From Messenger of Truth, Youth Section, No. 10, May 16, 2012