Your Future and God’s Faithfulness
June 6/7, 2020
God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
God wants us to have power in our living, love in our relationships and a calmness in our thinking that clearly comes from above.
1) God knows everything that’s going to happen to you in your future.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before his eyes. (Hebrews 4:13)
2) God has a plan for your future…but it’s most likely not your plans for your future.
“Look for the path His yes is taking.”
3) God will be with you every step of the way.
God has said, “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
But regardless of what happens to you, it’s not nearly as important as what happens in you.
I sought the Lord and He answered me. He delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
For every fear you have, there is a corresponding attribute of God.
If we are faithless, God will remain faithful for He cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:13)
The Lord is faithful to all His promises. (Psalm 145:13)
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Jesus got into a boat and his followers went with him. A great storm arose on the lake so that the waves covered the boat, but Jesus was sleeping.(Matthew 8:23-24)
Seismos – The Greek word he uses for storm.
In this world you will have trouble. (John 16:33)
Jesus was in the stern asleep on a pillow… (Mark 4:38)
Lord! Save! Dying!
…Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing? (Mark 4:38)
…healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of diseases among the people. (Matthew 4:23)
The one statement Jesus made more than any other is some form of don’t be afraid.
So, don’t be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:31)
Don’t be afraid. Just believe, and your daughter will be well. (Luke 8:50)
Take courage. I am here! (Matthew 14:27)
Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
Do not be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27)
Why are you frightened? He asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?” (Luke 24:38)
Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” (Matthew 17:7)
He does not want you to live in a state of fear.
Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? (Matthew 8:26)
Hysteria is not from God.
We can fear less tomorrow than we do today if we see the Savior more than the storms.
Jesus got up and gave a command to the wind and the waves, and it became completely calm. (Matthew 8:26)
What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him! (Matthew 8:27)