“I know not what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future.” So said Homer nearly 3,000 years ago. It has since become a popular lyric in a Christian hymnal.
For Homer, it was unlikely he was thinking of the one true God. For the Christian, it has to be! Who else can be so faithful and so reliable to deliver on promises about our future than God Himself?
God made a promise to Abraham “…because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself…” (Hebrews 6:13). God cannot lie (v.18) so we in turn can have assurance of our faith and hope.
Abraham waited for a city “…whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10). All of us want that sense of belonging, a home, a family. No one like God can deliver it!
“Therefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17 - read the context.)