“For God is greater than our heart, and knows all things” TLV. (1 John 3:20)
Recent Corona Virus outbreak worries people. For the last few days the stock market plunged and today the market closed down more than 2000 points. The more years we live on this earth, the more we accept the fact that we do not know what the future holds. We have some idea or understanding in our hearts. However, God is greater than our hearts. He knows all things – He knows our individual future as well. We do not know what tomorrow brings to us, do we? We do not even know what today night will bring forth. Our understanding is limited to finite knowledge, our past and present experiences.
A phone call during night hours, a routine doctor visit or travel on the road or air, can change our future forever. Our knowledge is finite. However, God’s knowledge is infinite. He knows all things- past, present, and future. He knows the future of the earth and the universe. He knows all about our future as well. God declares this in Isaiah 46:9-10, “For I am God—there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me—declaring the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is yet to come.”
You see, God does not have the limitation and restriction of time. God made time (Genesis 1). People live in the boundaries and limitations of time now. God is eternal, and He sees and knows all- past and future – as a present. Though we do not know our future, being God, He had already seen our future. He knew it all, and He had already made a perfect plan for your future.
Today’s Bible insight says “for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” when your hearts condemn, worries, afraid, we can rest on God because God is greater than our hearts and He knows all things. Because He knows He cares and plans for us.
Remember Job never knew in his limited knowledge that one day would bring such tide and calamities one after another and change the course of his life. However, God knew it all. God had already pre-planned well for Job, didn’t He? Beloved, the same God is our God. This is why we have to lean on God and trust Him every-day. We can grab hold of His promises in the Bible and ask Him to hold our hands into the unknown future.
Because God knows it all already, He will provide the grace, strength, direction, protection, comforts, and wisdom for us. If He already knows our future, will He not protect, comfort and meet all our needs? Jesus said, “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.” TLB Matthew 6:34. God will take care of your tomorrow. He has myriads of angels at his disposal to take care of your needs. You see, God takes full responsibility for your future. This is what Jesus meant. Bible says in Romans 8:31-32, “What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?” This question in the Bible demands from us an affirmative response of faith in Him. Yes, He will Indeed give us everything else!
Does God talk to humanity through the incident of the Corona Virus? Of course, I believe He does. God says to call upon me. He says I gave my one and only Son, Jesus Christ to help you come to me and enjoy all that I have for you. He shakes you to get your attention and lovingly bids you come and accept His Son and the savior of the world, Jesus, before it gets late. Let not death get you without Jesus inside you. Become a child of the loving God by accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Then face death boldly because you would be in heaven with Him the moment you die.
Beloved, Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, thank you for reminding you are greater than our hearts and thoughts. I believe you know all the things about my future. I want to hold your eternal, comforting and strong hand as I step into my future. Lord, help me do not worry about tomorrow. You promised you will take care of me and my tomorrow. I believe because you gave up your only Son, Jesus Christ, for all of my sins, you will surely give me everything else I need. I accept Jesus Christ as my savior and Lord. Please save me and bless me with your love. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.”