By Dixie Sasser
The following post was written by one of our authors, Mrs. Dixie Sasser. For those of you who don’t know, she passed away unexpectedly last week. We want to publish this as a reminder that as Christians, our ultimate future is settled in Heaven. We are thankful that Mrs. Sasser lived a life as a faithful servant of the Lord. Her testimony lives on, and she will be greatly missed on this earth.
Joshua 1:5, “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
My youngest son recently met with his financial advisor to discuss his mutual funds. The year 2022 was not a good year for stocks, and therefore, his returns were not good. His advisor assured him that the stocks would rebound and the returns would be better, but he could not give any guarantees. I am so thankful that God does give guarantees about our future. When God says, “I will,” He means He will. It is a strong statement, and nothing can keep it from happening. I noticed three things in Joshua 1:5 to be thankful for about our future.
“I will be with thee.” Our future is a sure future.
God’s presence will always be with us. We do not have to worry about going through this life alone. Matthew 28:20 says, “Lo, I am with you always.” When hard times come, He will be with us. What an amazing promise!
“I will not fail thee.” Our future is a secure future.
God’s power will always provide for us. We never have to worry about what tomorrow holds because God says that He will take care of us. He already sees tomorrow, so why do we worry so much over it? He knows what is best for us. The Great Depression was brought on because the market and the banks failed the people. People will fail us. We are not to put our trust in people but in God.
“Nor forsake thee.” Our future is a safe future.
God’s protection will always be there for us. God does not get scared of the things that come into our lives; He stays by our side when others may run off. He will not allow Satan to destroy us because He is there with us to fight for us. We often try to run ahead of God and fight our own battles, and we get hurt and defeated. However, we are not destroyed and God did not leave us. He comes along and picks us up and mends our hurts. He loves us and encourages us to go on. The world may give up on us, but God never does.
Ever heard that old saying, “My future is so bright, I got to wear shades?” As Christians, our future is bright, but we do not have to wear shades. We can look straight at the light of our wonderful Lord and know that His guarantees are sure, secure, and safe. We can boldly go on to live for Him.
Oh, how thankful we should be for His guarantees of our future!