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  • Allen Domelle

In That Day


Zechariah 12:3

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Twenty times in the book of Zechariah we see the phrase, in that day. God was telling Zechariah what was going to happen in the end times. In other words, what these times were talking about had not yet happened, but it will happen. He was saying that it was not happening in the present, but in that day will happen, and you can bank on it happening.

However, the truth that arrests my attention is that in that day is future, and God is in each of these instances mentioned. In other words, God is very much in our future. The God that was in our past and is with us in our present, will also be with us in the future. God is with us in that day as much as He was with us in the past and present. There are several truths that we can glean from this encouragement that God is in our future.

First, we would be wise to follow the God who is in our future. Too many want to follow their own feeling and their own understanding when we can only live in the present. I would much rather trust God who has been in my past, is with me in the present, and already knows my future, than trust myself with my little understanding of today. God planned my life before I was born. He knew who I would be born to, where I would live, and what I would be doing in each stage of my life, and He still knows where He is leading me tomorrow. The best action that would be wise for me to follow is to trust God’s divine providence for my future.

Proverbs 3:5-6 comes to mind when it says, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. How can God direct my paths? He can direct them because He is already in them as much as He is already here where we are today. Trusting God with your future is not really a great stretch of trust when you realize that He is already in your future. To trust yourself and your understanding is the greatest test of trust because you don't know what is in the future, but God does. The fact that God says in that day should cause you to trust the God who is in that day.

Second, in that day means that God will get you through this day. Oh, the encouragement that comes from knowing that God is in my tomorrow because that means I can get through whatever I am facing today. God’s lesson to Israel was that He was not yet finished with them. It did not matter that they were in bondage; in that day He would fulfill His will and make everything right.

My friend, knowing that God is in your future is what can get you through whatever you face today. Many trials tend to cloud our perspective of what is happening in our lives, but you can trust that God can get you through whatever you face today. The God that is powerful enough to be in your tomorrow is powerful enough to get you through what you face today. Today may scream that we will not make it through our trials, but you must have faith in God that He knew what you would be facing today before you even faced it. Therefore, the God who allowed you to go through what you face today already knows how He will get you through it. All you have to do is trust God and keep doing right, for God is capable of getting you through any of today’s trials.

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