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Facing the Future

Last Sunday, my daughter asked me if she could stay home from the camp she is attending this week. She’s actually been there before, and she absolutely loved it. She came home every day full of stories, laughter, and excitement. What was suddenly so different?

This year, her older sister wasn’t going to be there. She hadn’t ever been to something like this without her, and now this familiar place looked very different, and the future was a bit scary.

Fear of the future is generally a fear of the unknown. Even when we think we know what is going to happen, we really don’t, and it can be very intimidating. In my daughter’s case, camp has turned out to be just as fun this year as last year. In other cases, the future may not turn out to be so bright.

 

So, how do we get to a place of peace and faith when we are looking at an uncertain future?

 

Fear of the unknown, be not afraid, Amayzing Graces, Karen May

I have a couple thoughts:

  1. We may not know what the future holds, but we do know that God is there. Remember that.

  2. Look to the past to remind ourselves of how we have made it through before, and how God was present in it.

  3. Keep connected with God through prayer. Most of our ideas about the future aren’t actually the future that God has planned for us.

  4. Take each day at a time. We have no idea the strength or skills we will have in the future. God can provide them when we need. (refer to #3)

 

What are some things that have helped you? I’d love to hear them.

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About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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2 Responses to Coming soon

  1. terrivd says:

    Needed this today. Thank you!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Karen May says:

    I wrote this yesterday, and I can’t tell you how many people in my life have needed it, even before I posted it. God’s timing is perfect!

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