I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW…


This is a song written by Ira Stanphill in the 1950s during a time of depression and struggle with things going on in his life.  His wife battled addiction and left him for other men but he forgave her, tried to reconcile, and remained true to his vows.  You can imagine the gossip, a preacher’s wife in a life of sin.  The rumors and stories that must have been told and how difficult it must have been for him. 

In the book “Turn Your Radio On”, Ace Collins relates the struggle of Stanphill and told how in the depths of his sadness he began to hum a tune, and the next thing he knew he was singing a song.  He sang about not knowing what was in the future but knowing that God was with him every step of the way.  He rushed to the piano when he arrived at his office and jotted down the words.  What a testimony and truth that God dropped in the preacher’s heart and words that should comfort each of us. 

C.S. Lewis said, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”  That is exactly what Jesus was telling us in John 14:1-3 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God; trust also in me.  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you….” 

One day and that day may be soon, we will enter that eternal realm and be forever with our Lord but until that time it is good to KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW and WHO HOLDS OUR HAND!  I thank God for my wonderful wife (now in heaven), my family, friends, and those who touch my life that I have never met and they mean so much to me yet None can provide what GOD PROVIDES!  Therefore, I say “Don’t worry about tomorrow, just live today in the light of His love.”  May God be with you as you read the words of the song listed below:

I don’t know about tomorrow; 
I just live from day to day. 
I don’t borrow from its sunshine 
For its skies may turn to grey. 
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. 

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 is 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…

May God help you to rise up in faith and confidence and place your hand in the hands of the Lord!  Blessings on your journey and if we never meet again or meet this side of Heaven I look forward to seeing you over there!

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