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God’s Help for Our Future

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September 26, 2022 8:00 pm

God’s Help for Our Future

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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September 26, 2022 8:00 pm

According to psychologist Meg Jay, our minds tend to think about our future selves similarly to how we think about complete strangers. Why? It’s probably due to what’s sometimes called the “empathy gap.” It can be hard to empathize and care for people we don’t know personally—even future versions of ourselves. So in her work, Jay tries to help young people imagine their future selves and take steps to care for them. This includes working out actionable plans for who they will one day be—paving the way for them to pursue their dreams and to continue to thrive.

In Psalm 90, we’re invited to see our lives, not just in the present, but as a whole—to ask God to help us “number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (v. 12). Remembering that our time on earth is limited can remind us of our desperate need to rely on God. We need His help to learn how to find satisfaction and joy—not just now, but “all our days” (v. 14). We need His help to learn to think not just of ourselves, but of future generations (v. 16). And we need His help to serve Him with the time we’ve been given—as He establishes the work of our hands and hearts (v. 17).

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Friends glad you're here for today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread reading is titled God's help for our future. It was written by Monica LaRose, according to psychologist Meg Jay, our minds tend to think about our future selves. Similarly to how we think about complete strangers why it's probably due to what sometimes called the empathy It can be hard to empathize and care for people we don't know personally, even future versions of ourselves. So in her work.

Jay tries to help young people imagine their future selves and take steps to care for them. This includes working out actionable plans for who they will one day be paving the way for them to pursue their dreams and to continue to thrive. In Psalm 90 were invited to see our lives, not just in the present, but as a whole to ask God to help us number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Remembering that our time on earth is limited can remind us of our desperate need to rely on God. We need his help to learn how to find satisfaction and joy, not just now but all our days. We need his help to learn to think not just of ourselves and future generations and we need his help to serve him with the time we've been given as he establishes the work of our hands and hearts today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Psalm 90 verses 12 through 17, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom reliant Lord, how long will it be have compassion on your servants satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad, for all our days make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us for as many years as we have seen trouble.

May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children in the favor of the Lord our God rest on us establish the work of our hands for us.

Yes, establish the work of our let's pray dear God, thank you for the gift of life is to cherish it with the time we've been given thinking that when I walk with you on earth is over, we can look forward to an eternity of fellowship with you.

Thank you, Lord.

It's in Jesus name we pray.

Amen. Thanks for listening today.

My name is Alicia Reisinger and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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