I’m sitting here at my kitchen table with two calendars.  One is filled with things of the past year.  And one is blank. 

So far.

It’s a tradition I have.  Take the old calendar off the wall, take the new one out, place them side by side and go through them month by month.  I reminisce about the things that happened.  I transfer the things I know will happen in the coming year – birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

It’s the blank spaces on the new one that always make me stop and think. 

I don’t KNOW what will happen on March 10th or August 1st or November 11th.   But God does.  He knew what was going to happen when I hung the blank calendar in my kitchen a year ago today.  And He knows what’s going to happen on every single blank spot on this calendar as well. 

There is a strange peace in that.  God already knows.  He’s already there.  Blank calendars are nothing to be concerned about. 

I happen to know the One who holds all those blank spots in His hand.
I don’t know about tomorrow;
I just live from day to day.
I don’t borrow from its sunshine
For its skies may turn to grey.

I don’t worry o’er the future,
For I know what Jesus said.
And today I’ll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.
Ira F. Stanphill

Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, “My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure”.             Isaiah 46:10

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.  Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Psalm 33:11

There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand. Proverbs 19:21

One thought on “Blank

  1. Just what I needed to be reminded of right now – love those words and haven’t heard them in a long time – God bless as He continues to use you – trust you have a great year and enjoy the nice warm weather! Aunt Gladys

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