Text Malachi 4:4-6; Galatians 4:4-5
Summary It’s hard to trust God is up to eternal good when all we see is temporal bad. Just like us, the people in Malachi’s day could not see the future. Assumptions about the future are made based on the past and present. All of us will ride an emotional roller coaster if we’re looking to past and present circumstances to orchestrate a desirable future. We live best by seeing who God was, learning who He is, and resting in who He will be. God’s people see a horizon of hope even as they stand on a shore of despair.