Keep your eyes turned toward Jesus, not behind you


A Stream of Faith
By Charles E. Westbrook

"But Lot's wife looked back as she was following along behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” — Genesis 19:26

Looking through the book of Genesis, I found the story about Sodom and Gomorrah. The Lord was going to destroy the cities. He sent two of his angels to warn Lot and his family to leave the city quickly. The Lord told Lot that he found the cities to be evil, and he would destroy both cities. The angels told them to get out of the town and don't look back for any reason.

In verse 23, we read that the Lord started raining down fire and burning sulfur from the skies over Sodom and Gomorrah. Everything was being burned. All life was being destroyed; all animals, plants and people as well as other small villages and small cities in the path of the fire.

Lot and his entire family gathered what they could carry and ran for their lives. As they were running, Lot's wife wanted to see was happening so she looked back and was turned to a pillar of salt.

Christians are doing the same thing. So many times we keep looking in the past instead of looking forward with Jesus Christ. It seems as if we worry about what happened in the past, and we can't enjoy the present or look forward to the future. We shouldn't worry about the past or the future if we are a Christian. We don't need to worry about the past or the future. We don't need to worry about the present, because he will take care of everything for us. I've always heard the old saying "worrying can't change anything," and it can't, but belief in Jesus can. You've got no other friend as you have by walking with the Lord. He will help you handle your life with the past, present and the future if you let him.

What are you going to do? Continue to live in the past or worry about what lies ahead in the future? The future doesn't belong to anyone because God hasn't given it to us yet. There's a song that we've all have heard before called One Day at a Time. We could learn from it. Just trust in the Lord and don't keep looking back, look at today and don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will take care of itself.