In the End

There’s a lot of things that happen over the course of our lives. We can’t imagine the end from the beginning. I would have never thought I would have ever moved to Kentucky. I would not have imagined working as a Chaplain. I don’t even know if this is what I’ll be doing for the rest of my life. Even though I have this month’s work schedule, I don’t know what will happen this month. That’s the way the future works.

It there is one thing I do know about the future. I know that Jesus will be there. Jesus will never leave me. He will never forsake me and leave me behind. He will always persist in leading me, guiding my steps, showing me what He needs me to do next. I will still have choices, and I will probably make bad choices. But I hope I will also make good choices and that will keep me in God’s will.

When Job entrusted his future to his Redeemer, there were few things in his life going well. He had lost everything. His wealth, children, his wife’s respect, his friends’ trust. They were sure he had committed some grievous sin and tried to get him to cop to it. He did not know that the end of the story would make his life ten times better than it had been. He didn’t know the future. But he knew the Lord. He had trust enough to know the Lord’s character.

I don’t know what you are going through today, but the Lord doesn’t expect you to know the future, only to trust Him in the present.

Heavenly Father, help me to do exactly that. I fear for the future, but I know You are there, already preparing circumstances for our arrival. Please strengthen my trust in You in the present. I know that you are with me. Your rod and your staff comfort me. I pray these things in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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I've been in ministry in the Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ for 20+ years. Finished my doctorate in Biblical Studies in 2015. Serve today as a Hospital Chaplain.

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