Fearless of Future
This video contains: Praise and Worship (00:00); Skit (09:40); Missionary video (11:57); Lesson (29:15); Activity (34:38)
Over the past few lessons, we have been talking about how we can live a fearless life, when we have the fear of God. Easier said than done, ain’t it?
Even as we are all at the face of a pandemic today, we must be panicking and fearing many things. What about my studies now? Will this virus affect me? Will it affect my loved ones? There are fears like these lurking in the background. A lot of people fear death, don’t they? And this is because they absolutely have no idea what happens after that. It feels like we are walking a long, dark tunnel with no light at the end. We don’t know where we will end up.
Amidst all this, can we still trust our loving, faithful, God? Let me tell you what the word of God says.
The things we fear most like death and famine are taken care of by God (Psalm 33: 18-19). Isn’t that so comforting, especially so in the current scenario where we hear only bad news around us? When we seek God’s kingdom first, (Matthew 6:33), we stop worrying about other things. We will stop worrying about having an uncomfortable future.
Let me illustrate the above with the life of an onward soldier for God, Gladys May Aylward. She heard God’s call asking her to go to China. With no mission board to support or guide her, and less than ten dollars in her pocket, Gladys left her home in England to answer God's call to take the message of the gospel to China. When Japan attacked China, she led more than 100 orphan children across the mountains.
From where does one get such fearless courage? This only comes from an assurance that God is in charge of our future.
God says in His word that He has a great plan for us. This plan is to prosper us and not harm us (Jeremiah 29: 11). But how do we know what God’s plans are? If we truly seek God and meditate on His word, He talks through His word to us. We spend our time on studies and games. How much time do we spend with God? Is He our best friend? When we give Him time, we hear His still small voice. Trust Him. God gives specific and clear instructions. He also gives us strength to do whatever He asks us to do and He will work in us to fulfill His purpose.
So, what do you say to giving your future to God? I Corinthians 6: 19 – 20 tell us that we are not our own. We are bought at a price; the precious blood of Jesus. Will you take a minute to pause and receive Jesus into your life? He is the God eternal, the God who holds the future. And our mortal human lives are worth living just because He lives!