Uncertain Future

June 24, 2022 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Gillis Killam –

A friend of mine worked for a number of years in a corporation and felt that his job was secure; until one day he was informed that he, along with around two hundred others, was being laid off. Being educated in his field, and having previous experience living and working in a number of other countries, he and his family had moved to Canada where he obtained employment and was able to buy a house.

He was devastated by this turn of events but managed to keep his spirits up. I encouraged him to seek God’s will and trust Him. Although he obtained another job it was at a reduced salary. I asked him about his future and he indicated that it was uncertain. This produced pressure on him and his wife, as well as his children.

In these uncertain times there are more people who face even worse circumstances, but there is comfort to be found in God’s will, and in knowing the Lord. No matter what happens we are in His care. Furthermore, it is in times like these that God is working out His plan for his children and will use the uncertain times to cause us to grow in grace and the knowledge of Him. We need to learn to trust and listen to what God is saying to us. We should not rely on our own abilities and influence but seek Him first (Proverbs 3:5-6).

Jesus talked about this in Matthew when he used a section of the Sermon on the Mount to deal with such anxious times; “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:25-34 NIV).

We can rely on our Lord because He knows the future. He cares too much for us to let us get lost.
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD determines his steps” (Proverbs 16:9 HCSB).

About Gil Killam

Gil Killam was born in New Brunswick, Canada and served as pastor in 4 pastorates in Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada. Gil is married to his wife Lorna and they have 5 children, 14 Grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He is a graduate of Eston College with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree. He also served President of his denomination. Gil enjoys golfing and reading in his spare time.
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