When The Future Seems Uncertain…



When The Future Seems Uncertain…

I’m entering into 2018 a little hesitantly. I hate that because I’m usually pretty pumped to start a new year. Maybe it is because 2017 held some pretty significant sadness, and it’s a little scary to take on a new year looking for what could be difficult. If the same is true for you, let me share a song by J.J. Heller that is on repeat at my house this morning:


“Back Home”

Don’t let your eyes get used to darkness

The light is coming soon

Don’t let your heart get used to sadness

Put your hope in what is true


No matter how the wind may blow

It cannot shake the sun

Lay your sorrows on the ground

It’s time to come back home


When the future seems uncertain

Like the coming of a storm

Your loving Father carries his children

When they can’t walk anymore


No matter how the wind may blow

It cannot shake the sun

Lay your sorrows on the ground

It’s time to come back home

Oh, back home…


This song is kind of an anthem for me to lay down last year’s burdens, which I should have been giving to the Lord the whole year long. To allow Him to scoop me up like that little girl that loves to be carried in her Daddy’s arms and allow Him to carry me over the threshold of 2018. To come back home to the truth that “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4. And “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18.

For the Christian, home is always where our Father is; trying to succeed anywhere else will always leave us with an empty, sad feeling that we can get used to if we allow it. We can open our eyes in the morning and when we should be grateful for another day, we can wonder why we should get out of bed. That is when it is absolutely crucial that we read our Bibles, choose to believe every word and participate in a conversation God started in the Word and gives us the privilege to continue through prayer.


One of the definitions of the word “crucial” is that it is an adjective that refers to “the form of a cross, cross-shaped.” Isn’t it interesting that the most critical, the most important takes us to the cross? The way to start any new year and take every, single day of it, is to keep mindful of the Cross. The victory won there that can never be defeated by sin.

So if the future seems uncertain, no worries, we have the certainty that our loving Father carries us through it all.

So, dear readers, Have a Happy New Year. In His everlasting arms.

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:…” Deuteronomy 33:27


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