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Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - Dec. 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

An Unknown Future

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 
—Jeremiah 29:11

We never know what the New Year will bring.  We don’t know what problems we will encounter or what changes will come our way.  We don’t even know what blessings the Lord has in store for us. 

But one thing is guaranteed.  No matter what the New Year brings our way, we don’t have to be afraid because Jesus Christ will be there for us.

I like the words of Corrie ten Boom, that wonderful woman of God, who said, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  God is in control of our future.  He is ready to bless us in this coming year.  But we must be ready to walk with Him, worshipping Him and obeying Him.  We can’t expect the Lord to bless someone who is in opposition to His law and His love.

As you look back on 2008, was it a year when you progressed spiritually?  Was it a year when you found yourself becoming a bit more like Jesus Christ?  Or was there some kind of spiritual breakdown? 

If so, now is a good time to make a change.  Now is the time to resolve to grow closer to Jesus Christ.

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-Greg Laurie

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