“God holds your future as He holds your past and present.  They are one to Him, and so they should be one to you.  Yet in this world, the temporal progression still seems real.  And so you are not asked to understand the lack of sequence really found in time.  You are but asked to let the future go, and place it in God’s Hands.  And you will see by your experience that you have laid the past and present in His Hands as well, because the past will punish you no more, and future dread will now be meaningless.”

Two practical examples: As my relocation to a new apartment draws near, I’m tempted to become distress, or at least stressed. The paragraph above reminds me to surrender the future to God, and the present will take care of itself. This isn’t passivity; it’s practicality.

The other example is a dear friend, whose house mates, a married couple, may be moving to another city, if the wife is offered a job. My friend is frightened, as she would have no home if this occurs. Since she isn’t a Course student, but has strong faith in a loving God, I simply told her to remember that all times are in His hands. It seemed to help.

Blessings,

Mari

 

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