Q: I’ve heard a lot about asteroids that might hit the Earth, or new diseases that could destroy all life, or new weapons of war, and I can’t help but be worried about the future. Is this the way the world is going to come to an end? — V.M.
A: The world as we know it will only come to an end in God’s time and in God’s way — and only when he intervenes to usher in a perfect world of peace and righteousness. As the Bible says, “In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.” (2 Peter 3:13)
This doesn’t mean natural disasters won’t continue until then (just as they always have), or that wars and injustices will cease — not until Christ comes again. In fact, the Bible indicates that one of the signs of Christ’s approaching return will be renewed violence upon the Earth, such as we are seeing today.
The Bible says, “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. … The end is still to come.” (Mark 13:7)
The future is in God’s hands, and that should give us great confidence and peace. And it will, as we commit our lives to Christ and learn to trust Him in every situation. Then we can honestly say with the Psalmist, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2)
Is your faith and trust in Jesus Christ? Make sure of your salvation by turning to him and by faith committing your life to him. Then ask him to help you trust your future into his hands every day and not allow fear to overcome you.
Write “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; or go to BillyGraham.org.