The Tyranny of Tomorrow

Posted on November 8, 2013 · Posted in Wisdom, Worldview, Worry

 Tomorrow is a day of uncertainty. You don’t know what it will bring. You can’t even make a good prediction about tomorrow. You can plan for tomorrow, and that is a good thing. But tomorrow may not go according to your plan. Or you may find out that your plan was not really what was needed to make tomorrow go well. Sometimes you are certain that tomorrow will bring bad things and you have no idea how you will survive the day. One thing that you can be certain of is that your kids will see how tomorrow colors your outlook.

 

I don’t have any special knowledge about tomorrow that can minimize the concerns that you face. But I do know that God’s word tells us to focus on seeking God’s kingdom today and tomorrow will take care of itself. This will apply differently to each of you. But the core truth remains, don’t be overcome by tomorrow. Take Christ at his word:

 

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.“                                                                                                   

Matthew 6:33-34

Psalm 62: provides context for trusting God with tomorrow. How things work out tomorrow is not the basis of your hope. God alone is your hope, your salvation, your rock. This is true today and tomorrow.

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.

 

He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

 

On God rests my salvation and my glory;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.”

Psalm 62:5-7

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.