Thinking about the future is scary, but it’s not quite as scary if you know who’s in charge of it. As Christians, we know that our plans for the future are in God’s hands, and that takes loads of pressure off.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 reminds us: "I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Think about a time in your life when the joy of a milestone was accompanied by the uncertainty of what comes next. Did you move to a new city or graduate from university? Did you begin a new job or get married? Who were the people who inspired and encouraged you during those moments? Family? Friends? Teachers?

It’s the ultimate season for anxiety about the future right now, as graduation time is upon us. You may be past that point in your life, but you certainly know at least one graduate who could use some encouragement. Why not inspire them this week?

updated September 2019