I look to the future and wonder. I'm tempted to fear; I'm tempted to anxiety. What does the future hold for me and my family? How will the decisions I make today impact the road ahead of me which I cannot see? Yet these questions don't come from a deep faith in the Lord, who calls me to trust Him and not be anxious (Php 4:6). He holds the present and the future in His hands, and He is completely trustworthy. If I knew the future today I might be even more afraid of it, yet by the time it becomes the present I know that the Lord will have given me the grace and the gifts I will need to live through it. Simon wasn't ready when he met Jesus to play any significant role in a new Church, yet Jesus taught him what he needed to know and gave him the grace to lead by the time his leadership was actually needed. In the same way I know that if the Lord calls me to serve Him in a particular way then He will train me in that and give me the grace I will need by the time I actually need it.