Last week, as I sat waiting to renew my car’s insurance, my eyes chanced upon a poster advertising services from a local agency.
Its slogan evoked multiple responses from me.
I can tell you that the English teacher in me immediately bemoaned the lack of capital letters, but I quickly moved past that to focus on the implication of the words.
My second response was to laugh inwardly. I thought, “Yeah, right!”
Don’t misunderstand. I get the point of having insurance; even the benefit if you will. But to purport to secure my future? Not in this lifetime.
Proverbs 27:1 NIV says, “Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not know what a day may bring.”
How secure could I feel in an entity that can’t know a thing?
Feeling flabbergasted by the audacity of the statement quickly followed.
Ecclesiastes 8:7 GNB reminds us, “None of us knows what is going to happen, and there is no one to tell us.”
No one but God knows and can secure our future.
Think about it. If He gave us knowledge of the future, what would be the point of faith? Why would we need a relationship with Him?
There would be no need to depend on Him; we would be like gods ourselves. I shudder to think of the consequences.
As I write, there are 3 storms currently in or heading to my vicinity.
I have a choice.
I can have a total meltdown over something that is out of my control. Or I can take the necessary precautions and place my life in the hands of the one who is in control.
Sure, the person with property insurance may be in a better position to rebuild after a storm, but that insurance company certainly can’t prevent their property from getting damaged – only God can.
Folks, it is easy to get caught up in worrying about the future. But we’ve got nothing to fear if we place our faith in, “The Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Revelations 22:13 (ESV)
Like the Psalmist, we can pray, “Keep me safe O Lord…” Psalm 140:4 NASB and have complete confidence that our tomorrow is secured.