2. What Does the Bible Say about Our Future?
We do have to bear in mind that the Bible was written for a specific audience during a specific time period (see the Jeremiah 29:11 explanation below), but Christians can find many applicable universal truths throughout the passage of Scripture.
Let’s dive into some verses that talk about the future and how God plays into it.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Once again, we do need to bear in mind the context. This was written to the Israelites as the Babylonians took them into a 70-year captivity.
With the context mentioned, we do know (based on God’s character and what He states in the Bible) that he does have a plan for our lives, full of hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Even if we can’t see our future, we know who holds it. We can continue to trust in Yahweh and know that He will make our paths straight, even when we can’t see beyond the next few steps.
2 Corinthians 4:17 explains, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
Paul reminds us here that no matter what we face in the future, all our struggles will pale in comparison with the abundant joy we will experience when we see Jesus in heaven.
Find more verses on the future here.
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