This is the most emotional...

Hey guys, this is Kole. Right now..... I'm quite..... overwhelmed. Out of all the posts I have done previously I think this is the most emotional. You must read this. Some of you may know that I went to a wedding yesterday and it was very exciting because we were able to see a lot of our old friends from Texas because the bride was our pastor in Texas's daughter. I saw many people I haven't seen in over nine years! Anyway, we had a great time and on the way back, I was thinking about the wedding and I was like, 'who will I marry? How will I know who's the right one? What if I ask and she says no because she might be older than me, or she likes someone else, or I am to small or...or... whatever!?' I have some time had other experiences like this about what job I'll have or whatever, but I thought of something I hadn't thought of before. You have probably heard this before but it was just what I needed to hear right then. "I don't know what the future holds... but I know who holds the future." God has planned it all to turn out for my Good because he has changed my heart and turned it towered him! And I know that HE IS IN CONTROL! And you know, I don't know where you live... but I know that if he has saved you and you love him he will work everything out for your Good! Let Him be Priased!

Fervently Loving the Brethren,
and ALL for His Son's Glory!


P.S. I want to dedicate this post to all of my Texas and Oklahoma friends! Thank you guys so much for your friendship with me. You are all an encouragement to me! Call me anytime!


Anonymous May 25, 2008 at 10:09 PM  

Hey Kole,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you and your brothers.

About this post, I can totally understand your feelings and worries. I am 20 and have never been in a relationship and, sadly, worry a lot about my future. What you said was so true; I don't know what the future holds but I know who holds the future. Trusting God with the big and little anxieties in life are all apart of faith.

This verse has been a comfort to me in this season:
"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." Ps. 37:5

Keep trusting Jesus and He will bring it to pass.

Kade May 25, 2008 at 10:17 PM  

Thanks for the encouragement Kaysie!


Margaret Braun May 26, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

That's actually part of a song inspired by the The End of the Spear. Look up If You Say Go on Youtube. A few actually have videoclips from the movie.

Margaret Braun May 26, 2008 at 7:40 PM  

Actually, Kole, I just read this post now and I've never heard a 15 year old guy expressing his concern about marriage. And as for my earlier comment, I just saw the movie and wished I would have rather read the book. I can't say I would recommend it as one actor is apparently a homosexual playing the role of a missionary which is disappointing along with many other things and how they portray the missionaries. Great song, but I would say read the book.

Anonymous May 26, 2008 at 8:04 PM timely. My thoughts have been falling a lot along the same line lately. What will I do when I finish school? Will I go to college? Who will I marry? Will I even get married? My Dad preached a sermon Sunday on god's faithfulness, and one thing he said stayed with me. God is never surprised by what happens to us. He has complete control! Life is a little scary right now, since my family is making a big move to help start a church in another state. Talk about an uncertain future. But you are so right--I may not know what tomorrow may bring, but i know who holds tomorrow! Keep trusting,
TanyaBeth S

Anonymous May 26, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

Sorry about the incorrect capitalization there. That's one of my pet peeves. I was in a hurry and didn't proofread very good. :-{

cj May 27, 2008 at 12:07 PM  

It's very encouraging to be reminded that God in in control. Thanks Kole!


P.S. I love that quote!

Kaleb May 27, 2008 at 12:36 PM  

Hey how did you put music on your web blog ~ Kaleb

Kaleb May 27, 2008 at 1:42 PM  

Kole, one more thing. Just leave the URL in a comment on my blog.Oh and I'll be able to get to thursday becuse My Mother and my father are leaveing forAfrica tomarow and I will not have internet were I'm staying Your brother in Christ ~ KAleb

Anonymous May 27, 2008 at 2:44 PM  

Last night after commenting, I remembered part of a song that I did not know the title of. I quickly asked my sister, who was at the computer, if she knew what I was talking about. She started humming part of the chorus and then helped me find the whole song. I've been singing and playing it on the piano all day today. It's words so beautifully express my thoughts.
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow by Ira Stanphill

I don't know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from it's sunshine,
For it's skies may turn to gray.
I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said,
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don't seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

Ev'ry step is getting brighter,
As the golden stairs I climb;
Ev'ry burden's getting lighter;
Ev'ry cloud is silver lined.
There the sun is always shining,
There no tear will dim the eyes,
At the ending of the rainbow,
Where the mountains touch the sky.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don't seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

I don't know about tomorrow,
It may bring me poverty;
But the One Who feeds the sparrow,
Is the One Who stands by me.
And the path that be my portion,
May be through the flame or flood,
But His presence goes before me,
And I'm covered with His blood.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don't seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand!

Have a blessed day1

Kade May 27, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

Kaleb: are you going to africa with your parents?


Kade May 27, 2008 at 2:59 PM  

Thanks guys for all the encouragemment

Unknown June 1, 2008 at 6:18 PM  

I just found your blog and reading your recent posts, and was thinking 'Mmm... these guys sound interesting. Who are they? Are they all brothers?' and just feeling overall quite disinterested when I read this post by Kole.
Wow! It was perfect! Or maybe, I just read it when God knew I'd need it =) I was feeling quite overwhelmed this afternoon (6-1-09)with questions, doubts, and other things, and probably having a pity-party on top.... and somehow this just really is what I needed to hear!
So thanks guys... and keep up the good work! =)
Hey- Kole... thanks for being so honest. Even 'bout marriage and stuff. It's not often I hear a 15 yr. old boy say he'd like to get married someday and have a family. But I think that's pretty cool! Wait for that godly, sweet girl God's got for you! =)
~A Big Sister (21+something ;-)


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