The Next Chapter

by | Aug 15, 2022 | Our Walk with God | 0 comments

As I walked through the aisle of Hobby Lobby, the sign, “I trust the next chapter because I know the author,” got my attention. I was struck by these words, and I began to ponder them. 

What is a next chapter? Perhaps it is a move across state lines, marriage, career change, children? I have experienced all of these major changes, and perhaps you can relate as well. Trusting in the Lord as my author has never steered me wrong and enabled me to have confidence in dealing with what was around the corner.

As a reading specialist, I encounter many books. Many times, authors become children’s favorites. Children, in particular, like predictable stories, illustrations or repetitive sayings in a book. They feel comfort in the predictable parts of stories by knowing what to expect next.

But life throws curveballs. Oftentimes, the next chapter is unknown and unpredictable. 

Many stories have a rising action, climax, and conflict resolution or else the plot is pretty boring. But like this sign points out, you can trust the next chapter because you know the author. The author is our Lord and Savior. He brings comfort in the next chapter of life through His Holy Spirit and His word. 

Hebrews 12:2 likens Jesus as an author as follows: ”Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” 

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t think of a better author to initiate and finish my faith, be my protagonist, and resolve my conflicts. With Him as my author, I can’t wait to find out what the next chapter will be, and I am thankful I have Him to write my story.

After I wrote this article, I was listening to the radio, and I heard the song “God Is in the Story” and thought it paired perfectly. Click the button below to listen.

Listen to the song here:

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