What About Tomorrow?

I have a problem, I want to know what is going to happen before it happens.  Surprises are never really exciting to me.  Its always easier for me to have things always be the same with nothing new coming along.

We know that this is not ever going to be the case.  Reality is, life is ever in a state of change.  New challenges come with the dawn.  Some challenges are blessings in disguise while others are trials of our character.

James challenges us to be careful about thinking tomorrow is a guarantee.  Don’t ever fall into the trap of believing tomorrow will bring more of the same of what we have today.  Watch for the big challenges and the little opportunities to make this world better for yourself and for others.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”– yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
(Jas 4:13-14)

Worry about tomorrow benefits us nothing.  Remember our Lord’s words “‘Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble'” (Mat 6:34).  Anxiety and worry lead to doubt and discouragement.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33)
Tomorrows struggles matter nothing with God’s power on our side.  He works all things together for good for those who love Him (Rom 8:28).

The poets remind us of God’s loving care and our need to look to him for comfort.

Days are filled with sorrow and care, Hearts are lonely and drear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near
Cast your care on Jesus today, Leave your worry and fear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near
Troubled soul, the Savior can see, Every heartache and tear
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near

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Going even farther back in modern history is this song

If the world from you withhold of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember, in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care;
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

This last song reminds of Peter’s words “Cast your burdens on Him for He Cares for you.”  Please let the sunshine of God’s promise to bring you to Heaven after your tomorrows are spent be enough to lift your heart from any sorrow of today.

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