Proverbs 27:1 – “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” NKJV
The gospel song “I don’t know about tomorrow, but I know who holds my hand” has been on my heart and mind for days. Most of us make plans for the future and sometimes we talk about what we are going to do in the days ahead. We should take to heart this passage and the wise words of wisdom offered in James 4:13-17 where the apostle instructs us not to boast about the future as though it were dependent upon us. Our lives are like a vapor and as Job declared we are of few days and our days are filled with difficulty.
Although we cannot know what tomorrow holds, we can know who holds tomorrow and that is the most important thing. An important truth in this is doing daily what we know we should and doing it. It is living life to the full in obedience to the directive of Scripture and the Spirit of God. It is walking with a clear conscience. It is savoring each moment of this fleeting thing called life.
I’ve had people say to me, “I wish I knew what tomorrow holds” and each time I’ve suggested that rather than focusing on ‘knowing the unknown’ it is more important to know the one who ‘controls the unknown’. If I know God and trust Him, then tomorrow will take care of itself and I do not have to spend one second fretting over it. God promises that He will NEVER leave us, nor will He forsake us and when I read such passages as Psalm 91, I face all my tomorrows and today with complete confidence that I am sheltered safely in the arms of God and that provides perfect peace.
I wake up each day with the declaration, ‘this is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it” and then get out of bed and prepared to experience the day. I do not endure life I live it. I do not cope I enjoy life. My shepherd leads me through all things and to all things and I have complete confidence in His ability to keep me and navigate the troubled waters of life.
Therefore, as you go into this new day go with a renewed confidence that God is there with you every step of the way and no matter what comes HE IS THERE! If He is there you have no reason to be anything but thankful, joyous, and anticipatory of the unfolding of this day!
May God be with you as you go through your day!