Thursday, February 2, 2017

Insecurity of Groundhog Day

In the USA today is an auspicious day- Groundhog Day.  According to folklore, today a groundhog will emerge from his underground burrow to predict the weather.  If he sees his shadow, we will have 6 more weeks of Winter, if not, then an early Spring.

Odd, eh?

We all want to know what the future holds, and often what is coming matters more than an early spring.  We fret about all the things that could happen in the future.  We also fret a bit about that may NOT happen.  In the end, either direction, we fret.

Of course, on some level we contribute to (not control) some future events.  Our future savings account balance is partially influenced about how we act, and have acted.  BUT, we don't control interest rates or inflation, so our control of the future balance is limited.

So, today is 2 Jan, as I write this for 2 Feb.  A lot of people have very high hopes that 2017 will be better than 2016,  Hmm, I hope that works out for you.

I don't put much hope in the future, or in my ability to influence it.  The only thing worthy of our hope, the only thing that controls the present or the future is the Sovereign G^d of the Universe. When we are in right relationship with Him, the future holds ONLY promise, without a scintilla of dread.

L^rd, I believe, help Thou my unbelief!

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