Relying on God to Show Us His Will
Read: PSALM 39:4-7
Many of us wish we knew what our future holds. Often it is not what we plan or think it might be. I had a roommate in college who started off in the school of engineering and ended up a doctor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Another friend started off in the school of agriculture and ended up as a pastor in Knoxville, Tennessee. Charles Colson, a lawyer, ended up the CEO of the largest prison ministry in the world. The apostle Paul was a tentmaker and persecutor of the church. He ended up being one of the great servants of the church.
The psalmist makes a daring request to God: “Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is” (v. 4, NIV).
It is my prayer that each of us will be able to say in the end, I served the Lord with gladness!
Lord, we do not know about tomorrow. Show us your will one day at a time. AMEN.