The Final Countdown

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me; declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure; Isaiah 46:9 WEB

During a sci-fi night at our house, we watched some heroes frantically trying to disarm a bomb that was quickly counting down to zero. 10, 9, 8, 7, it looked like certain death for our friends, but suddenly the timer stopped at one. Then I thought, 'Ah, it always stops at one!' All of the drama, fear, and panic was a waste of energy, though exciting while it was happening.

We often wrestle with things like this in our mind, silently. Even while others are talking to us, we will be mulling over the pending disaster that we just know is coming and is right around the corner. God is the only one that sees your end from the beginning. He knows what is coming and how to prepare you for it.

So many times in my life, I have worried about what was coming. I could see the timer counting down to the deadline and the closer that it got, the more nervous that I became. Every single time, God came through. The timer never got to zero, and most of the time it turned out to be a lot of worry for nothing.

Once after being out of work for several months, when we could no longer pay the utilities, we were packing to move out of our home. On that Tuesday morning He spoke to me. By the end of the week I had the best job that I ever had, and someone suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. Once again, the countdown never reached zero.

That fear that we carry in the back of our mind, the one that will destroy everything that we know, is not gonna happen. Though it looks terrifying and there appears to be no way to avoid it, the timer will stop at one. It will never happen. It will not take place. God will defuse the situation. Don't give up yet, and don't trade your faith for fear, for He will come through before the countdown reaches zero.

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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