Therefore this is what the Lord says concerning the king of Assyria. “He will not enter this ciy or shoot an arrow here. He will not come before it with shield or build a siege ramp against it.” NIV
I’m continuing to search for verses containing the word, “worry” in The Message translation of the Bible.
There, this verse reads, “Finally, this is God’s verdict on the king of Assyria: “Don’t worry, he won’t enter this city, won’t let loose a single arrow; Won’t brandish so much as one shield, let alone build a siege ram p against it.” MSG
This is a time when God, who knows all things, chooses to reveal a bit of the future.
I really like science fiction. As a kid, I loved 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and, of course Star Trek. I absolutely love the notion of time travel, and some of my favorite books, and movies play with that concept.
But, as much fun as it is to read about the possibility of not being bound by time, I wouldn’t like it. I tend to think that if I knew one, sure fact about the future … I would worry about the rest, and I would be so focused on the ifs and the whys and the wherefores that I would successfully miss the experience of my own life.
It’s good that God provided this reassurance … He knows best. There are times that I would like to be told with certainty, “This is all going to be ok.”
But, as I think about it, I am told that. My future is assured and my present is pleasant. This is all going to be ok!
That’s what I’ll think about today.