29 Dec 2018

What Does the Future Hold?

by David Coulton

Start by reading…Zechariah 14:1-21Revelation 20:1-15Psalm 148:1-14Proverbs 31:8-9

Christmas has gone and the New Year is almost upon us. Our readings from the Old and New Testaments are drawing to a close. Many will be thinking of resolutions to be made (and probably very quickly broken).

Some will be anticipating new and exciting things in 2019, while others will be fearful of what the future holds. The majority of people will have no thoughts regarding their spiritual life or relationship with God, but the Christian believer has so much to look forward to. Christmas is not the end of the story. Easter will remind us of what Jesus accomplished on the cross, rising from the grave and ascending to His place in heaven before returning in glory.

We do not know what the coming year will hold, but we do know that God will never leave us alone because He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always. Whatever happens, God will never change. He will always be our loving Father. We will always be safe and protected in His loving arms. He will always ensure that we can rely on Him every moment of every day.

One thing we can do throughout the coming year is encourage each other to keep trusting in the God who is always faithful, regardless of the situations He allows us to pass through. Psalm 148 does just that by encouraging everything and everyone, regardless of our circumstances, to keep on praising God while we await the day when Jesus returns and we see Him face to face. God is good all the time, and is always worthy of our praise and obedience.

Pause and reflect: Psalm 148:12-13 says:

“Both young men and maidens; old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted…”

David Coulton
David Coulton

David Coulton spent over 40 years working in the experimental side of the aircraft industry before retiring 10 years ago. He has been married to Brenda for over 50 years and their family consists of 3 married sons, their wives and 7 grandchildren. The family have worshipped at All Nations Church, Bedford for the past 20 years. He loves to teach the truth contained in Scripture and is passionate to help others grow in all aspects of their spiritual life.

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