Good morning and happy Sunday! Today I’m sharing a new “Scripture Sunday” post! I’m so excited to be sharing a verse that I’ve found to be super comforting. This is obviously going to be a religious post, so if you don’t think that’s for you please continue to scroll through other recent posts of mine, I hope you find something else you like (see my summer wishlist here an outfit post here, and my friend Cayleigh’s guest post on an outfit inspired by me here)! Enjoy!
James 4:14; yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
At this stage in life, it’s so easy for me to get caught up in where I want to be going to school, if I’ll get in, and what I’ll do with my life afterwards. As a rising senior in high school, there are so many days when I think all too much about myself and what I want to do. It drives me crazy that I can’t submit my college applications yet and that I don’t even know if my top choice will want me. I want certain answers and I typically want them pretty soon.
Recently I read James, and in chapter four I found a lot of comfort in my uncertainty. Verse fourteen says “yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” The first part of the verse is so simple but such a sweet reminder. I truly have no idea where I’ll be going, but if it’s God’s plan I know it’ll work out. While the second part of the verse might initially sound like a rough blow, I take “For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes” as a reminder that my time on Earth is so insignificant, especially in comparison to the eternity I’ll get to spend with God in heaven.
This week, remember that our time on Earth is little in comparison to the forever we’ll spend in paradise. Know that God’s plan is greater than your dreams, even if there’s some uncertainty. Be comforted and let your anxiety be eased by knowing that the same guy who paints the skies every evening is painting your future, and it’s going to be equally bright and beautiful.
Thanks for reading! Have a blessed week!