God's Grace And Tomorrow

May 17, 2016, 5:52 PM |

by HJS

When I was a kid in school, I found myself constantly thinking about tomorrow - What I intended to do as soon as I could get out of the classroom. The young often dream of tomorrow, thinking of what they are going to do, and the old often focus on yesterday - what they have done.

However, in between the poles of yesterday and tomorrow is today, which can be lost, sandwiched between the two. James wrote, "Now listen, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.' Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow." Then he asks a serious question: "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes" (James 4: 13-14).

Hope that tomorrow can be different, though, is neither presumptuous nor empty. The belief that God can and perhaps will do tomorrow what I have asked Him to do today isn't wishful thinking. It simply takes into account that God's timetable is different from mine and that He is working while I sleep and accomplishing what I hope He will do but doing it His way, not mine.

Hope has an enemy that eats away tomorrow's hope. It is worry, which causes you to think that tomorrow will be no different from today, or that yesterday's failure will catch up with you today and thus destroy tomorrow. Thank God for His forgiveness that helps you through the minefield of human failure. It might not cancel out all of the results of your failures but knowing that God has forgiven you will help you take His hand and face tomorrow.


Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  MATTHEW 6:34