HOW DO I FACE THE FUTURE?
Pastor Justin Mosher
August 1, 2021
"Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?" (NIV)
I. WHAT NOT TO DO
a. DON'T _________________ ABOUT TOMORROW!
"Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not know what a day may bring." (Proverbs 27:1) see also (James 4:13-16) (NIV)
b. DON'T _______________ ABOUT TOMORROW!
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
c. DON'T _____________________ ABOUT TOMORROW!
"Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap." Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)
II. HOW TO FACE AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
God's advice to us from Joshua 1:1-11 (NIV)
1. SET UP ____ ________________
"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them – to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses."
Joshua 1:2-3 (NIV)
"Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’ ”
Joshua 1:11 (NIV)
"Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance."
Proverbs 20:18 (NIV)
2. STAY IN THE _______________
"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7 (NIV)
"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
3. STEP OUT IN _______________
“Be strong and courageous because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.”
Joshua 1:6 (NIV)
"Remember I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Don't be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord, am with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1: 9 (NIV)
"Now the Jordan is at flood stage all through the harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the waters edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing."
Joshua 3:15-16 (NIV)
"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Phil. 4:13 (NIV)