The above quotes probably reflects two types of mentalities or two ways of looking at things. Probably many of the self-help quotes would go with the second quote; we can have greater control over our future.
Now the quote on the left (or similar versions) is a familiar one. God is the God of the past, the present and the future. God is beyond time; God is in control.
Being a Jesuit now (and a Jesus Youth before joining the society), there is one tradition I am very familiar with. It is to look back to our past and able to sense the hand of God in the past. We call it by different names like testimony, faith sharing and so on.
I happened to read somewhere recently(I forgot the author); The book speaks of our ability to sense the presence of God in the past (and we are grateful for the same); Probably the question raised by the author was, can we sense the same regarding the future? Do we have the same hope (or same faith) that God will be there in the future? I don’t. Probably some can. And we need more of them…..
What I propose is not a naivety; not doing my responsibility thinking that God will take care. But a real hope into the future, which can radically alter the way we look into (or we do) our ministries, relationships and every activities.