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Bring on the Future

SERIES: No Fear Living

Deuteronomy 33 KJV

24  And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. 

25  Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. 

Three-Fold Promise

1.           God will give strength for every day of the year.

2 Corinthians 4 KJV

16  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Matthew 6 NLT

34  So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

Exodus 16 GNV

16  The Lord has commanded that each of you is to gather as much of it as he needs, two quarts for each member of his household." 

17  The Israelites did this, some gathering more, others less. 

18  When they measured it, those who gathered much did not have too much, and those who gathered less did not have too little. Each had gathered just what he needed.

19  Moses said to them, "No one is to keep any of it for tomorrow." 

20  But some of them did not listen to Moses and saved part of it. The next morning it was full of worms and smelled rotten, and Moses was angry with them.

2.          Strength for every kind of day of the year.

3.          God will give you strength for everyday until the end of your days.

Deuteronomy 34 GNV

5    So Moses, the Lord's servant, died there in the land of Moab, as the Lord had said he would. 

6    The Lord buried him in a valley in Moab, opposite the town of Bethpeor, but to this day no one knows the exact place of his burial. 

7    Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; he was as strong as ever, and his eyesight was still good. 


Joshua 14 GNV

6    One day some people from the tribe of Judah came to Joshua at Gilgal. One of them, Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, said to him, "You know what the Lord said in Kadesh Barnea about you and me to Moses, the man of God.

7    I was forty years old when the Lord's servant Moses sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out this land. I brought an honest report back to him.

8    The men who went with me, however, made our people afraid. But I faithfully obeyed the Lord my God. 

9    Because I did, Moses promised me that my children and I would certainly receive as our possession the land which I walked over.

10  But now, look. It has been forty-five years since the Lord said that to Moses. That was when Israel was going through the desert, and the Lord, as he promised, has kept me alive ever since. Look at me! I am eighty-five years old 

11  and am just as strong today as I was when Moses sent me out. I am still strong enough for war or for anything else. 

12  Now then, give me the hill country that the Lord promised me on that day when my men and I reported. We told you then that the race of giants called the Anakim were there in large walled cities. Maybe the Lord will be with me, and I will drive them out, just as the Lord said."

Isaiah 40 GNV

29  He strengthens those who are weak and tired. 

30  Even those who are young grow weak; young people can fall exhausted. 

31  But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak. 

There is one thing humans can do that God cannot do break a promise.

Destructive Worry Constructive Concern
Paralyzes Motivates
Decreases creativity Increases creativity
Prevents initiative Promotes initiative
Attempts to control future Attempts to improve future
Fears the worst Hopes for the best
Focus on future Focus on the present
I’m so worried that my child may down that I’m never going to let her anywhere near water. I’m so concerned that my child can’t swim that I’ve made arrangements to give her swimming lessons.

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