Obvious Things

Yesterday, after I put my daughter down for her nap I sat down in my recliner to read my Bible. It’s not often, anymore, that I feel the sharp wrenching pain from my more recent losses, but just because the wounds aren’t bleeding anymore doesn’t mean that they don’t ache sometimes. I had been listening to a podcast about miscarriage earlier in the day, and while was good for me to continue pressing into my lingering pain, it left me in a melancholy state.

And then I read Proverbs 23:18:

“Surely there is a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.”

It was so obvious that it startled me. I needed the reminder.

First: There is a future. Today is not the only day. Yesterday was yesterday, and tomorrow will be tomorrow. Today might be sad, but tomorrow is coming. This is not a maybe. It is sure. It will come.

Second: Your hope will not be cut off. I hope in Christ, and that hope is not going anywhere. He is steadfast, and faithful. He will not stop giving you good things — the best things. He was there yesterday, he is there today, he will be there tomorrow and the next day, and the next, into infinity.

I really needed to hear these simple truths. Maybe you need this reminder too. Sometimes, you just need to hear the obvious.


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