Written By Eddie Vines
Eddie Vines is a former Jefferson county Judge and currently serves as President of Faith Fortress Ministries
It is human nature to desire certainty. We expend great amounts of energy and money trying to hedge against unforeseen events. We carefully choose our careers, fund our retirement plans, and get flu shots so that we can avoid negative future circumstances.
Earlier this year, the unexpected onset of the Coronavirus reminded us that there are some things that we as individuals simply cannot control. Now, less than a week after a controversial Presidential election, many Christians find themselves gripped by the fear of the unknown. Everywhere you look, people are wringing their hands and acting as if their very lives depend on who becomes President. As always, Scripture puts things in perspective:
17 For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Although many of us have been petitioning our heavenly Father for our “daily bread” since we were small children, one of the greatest challenges of the Christian life is to fully trust God from day to day without trying desperately to engineer our personal circumstances. The same God who provided manna to the Israelites every morning without fail calls to us today to look to him as our source of all sustenance, comfort and deliverance from the ravages of a fallen world.
When we consider our brief lives and difficulties in light of eternity, God restores our hope for an endless future basking in his infinite love and holiness. Our Father’s care for us is one thing of which we can be certain.