Thursday, August 25, 2016

A Glorious Future

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I want you to take a moment and think back 100 years. Are you there yet? Good. Now, I want you to think about how you would describe the future to someone in 1916. You’ve seen all the advancements that would seem inconceivable in those days. How would you explain air travel that would make a trip from New York to London in under 7 hours? Or a microwave oven? Or space exploration including a man walking on the moon? Or a selfie?

I think that was Isaiah’s dilemma as he described God plan for Israel’s future. It would be nearly impossible to grasp what was in store for them. They were on the verge of one of the darkest times in their history. God was about to send them into captivity as a result of their repeated sinfulness. It was a bleak forecast at best.

But God would not leave His people there. At the close of his warnings of judgement, Isaiah wrote of a great hope. He pointed to a bright future that seemed impossible. God would bring His people back in spectacular fashion. They left in disgrace, but would return in triumph with wagons and chariots and animals and wealth — far beyond their wildest dreams [Isaiah 66:18-24].

Christ followers are blest in the same manner. How do we comprehend an enduring future that lasts for eternity? Even now, I’m struggling to put into words God’s great love for you and the good future to come. The best that I can do is to point you to Calvary. There you see God’s ultimate love to secure your glorious future with Him.

No one can completely understand what God has in store for His people. It’s impossible! But when we meditate on His Word, our faith and understanding of what He has in store for us grows. One thing is for sure, it is a bright and glorious future! When you grasp that, perhaps you can face your difficult days with confidence.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17

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