Whether it’s results, university admission, job search or securing a BTO, it’s all too easy to have something to worry about when it comes to our future.

When we become caught up with the demands of life, it is easy for us to feel worried and anxious. Sometimes it feels like no one can help us other than ourselves and it is up to us to fight for what we want.

But as Christ’s followers, we know that our future isn’t just in our own hands. We have a God who takes care of us, and He will never leave us or forsake us.

Hence, if you are overwhelmed by worries today, here are five wonderful verses from the Bible which remind us that we can find peace in God.

1. God sees our lives from the start to the end

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16)

Our God sees our lives from the start to the end. He sees our days before they come to pass – even before our bodies were formed!

While our future might seem far and intimidating with its uncertainties, we can be assured that such is not the case for God.

As an omniscient God, He knows what will happen in our lives and we can trust Him to take care of us, no matter what comes our way.

2. God provides for us

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)

Whenever we deal with unanswered prayers and unmet desires in our lives, we need to guard our hearts and continue to trust that God is a generous God who does not withhold good things from us (Psalm 84:11).

It is important for us to remember that God has given us the best gift – Jesus Christ! This should lead us to trust in His character and His heart for us.

Even if God doesn’t grant us what we ask for, we can trust that He does so for our good and we can continue to live in contentment.

3. God protects us in tough times

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2)

Going through life with God doesn’t mean that we will not face any challenges or difficulties in the future.

However, God’s promise is that He will always be with us, and these challenges will not overwhelm us.

While we will face different adversities in the future, we can trust in God because He is faithful and He will protect us in times of trouble!

4. God gives us hope and a future

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

While this verse might not be new to us, it is important to understand the context in which this verse was written.

This verse came from Jeremiah’s letter to the exiled Israelites who had been taken captive and deported to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. While the Israelites were suffering because of their disobedience towards God, Jeremiah was reminding them about God’s faithfulness and promise.

Even if our future does not go as planned, or even if we make mistakes in the future, we can be assured that His grace and faithfulness never fail.

He will never abandon us, and He will always give us hope and a future!

5. God takes care of our tomorrow

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:31-34)

Whether it is a physical, financial or emotional need, know that God sees all of them and that He will provide for us.

Stop worrying about tomorrow. Instead, seek to live “today” to the fullest and live every day for Him.

As we devote our lives to Him, we simply need to rely on Him for the daily bread to get through each day. Our Shepherd will never leave us in lack!

  1. Are you a worrier? What do you often worry about?
  2. What is one thing that you can surrender to God today?
  3. Is there someone around you who is worrying about something? Drop them a text and offer to pray for them.