Quote of the Week // 18th Week

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Union brigadier general in the Civil War, best known for his heroic acts during the Battle of Gettysburg at Little Round Top on July 2nd, 1863. If you’ve ever watched the movie Gettysburg, I’m sure you’ll remember him. In 1865, he was put in charge of presiding over the formal Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, and in his later years was the Governor of Maine. I am very fond of this man and only like him better the more I read about him.

I have found his quote to be quite true. We don’t know what the future holds and there isn’t much we can do about it! Yes, we can save for college and choose who we go out with wisely. We can also build good relationships with our family and find a good source of income. These things will help prepare us for the future. Nevertheless, these are things that we can plan, but cannot fully control the outcome. God is the only one who knows the future and no matter how much we plan for it, we are not guaranteed that our efforts from the past will bring us the future we imagined. What we are guaranteed is that God, who can see the future while we can’t, will help us now, before the future for the future. All we have to do is ask. He will help us with decisions and planning, and promises to never let us down. Getting advice about the future from someone who knows the future is pretty amazing, if you ask me!

So even though we can’t be 100% prepared for the future by planning ahead of time, we can have faith that God will help and guide us now and forever.


Have you ever seen the movie Gettysburg?

What about the future are you excited about?

Was there ever a time in the past that God had helped you, and you are able to see its outcome now?

Megan Joy

6 thoughts on “Quote of the Week // 18th Week

  1. Love the quote. Beautiful and scary at the same time. The not knowing is frightening to me. I’m afraid of the bad things and suffering the future may hold. I know I will have great moments but I also know that it’s impossible to live without going through the bad moments. They are there, somewhere in the future, waiting for us.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your heart, Cheila! I understand how you feel and agree with you that it’s scary sometimes when thinking about the future and those bad moments. The good news is that we will never have to go through those times alone. The Holy Spirit will be there with you right at those moments and when those bad times do come, they can’t last forever. When my Dad was in the hospital a few years ago, God put these words in my heart: “Things will get better, I promise they will.” And things did get better! So no matter what situation we’re put in, we can know that we’re not alone, that the bad can’t last forever, and that things will get better, He promises.
      – With much love, Megan Joy

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