It’s back to school time! What does that mean for us now? We don’t know but it probably involves a lot of hand sanitizer, social distancing, and anxiety. All we can do is prepare as best we can for whatever might happen. Are you prepared?
Prepare for the future by trusting the One who holds the future.
God said, “I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: my plan will take place, and I will do my will” (Is. 46:10). Psalm 33:11 says, “The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.” Isaiah praised God saying, “O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You; I will praise your name. For You have worked wonders–plans formed long ago in perfect faithfulness” (Is. 25:1). As we read these Scriptures, we are tempted to explain their meaning away into far lesser claims. We do ourselves a disservice when we discredit the Scriptures. We rob ourselves of the providence of God which should be the pillow upon which we rest our head. God is in control. Trust him.
Prepare for the future by praying to the One who holds the future.
Since we know God is in control and we trust that he makes all things to work together for our good and his glory (Rom. 8:28), the most reasonable course of action we might take is to pray. The Spirit said, “Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matt. 6:6). Jesus taught, “ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Lk. 11:9). Paul commanded, “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2). Pray. God is listening. Prayer is the most powerful thing you can do.
God is Ready for the School Year
Are you ready to go back to school? I doubt that any of us are really ready for whatever the future holds. God isn’t just ready for it, God is in control. God bends everything to his purposes for his glory and our good. Trust him and pray
D. L. DeBord