God does not take coffee breaks!

Posted on · Posted in Worldview, Worry


There is only one thing about tomorrow that you can know with certainty. God will be faithful to you. You can plan for tomorrow, and that is a good thing. But tomorrow may not go according to your plan. World events may radically change your life. Your car may not start. Your kids could get sick. Your financial situation could change. Your pet could go missing. The uncertainty of tomorrow is a constant fact. The way you anticipate tomorrow will have an impact on your relationship with your children.

So, instead of being concerned about the uncertain, focus on what you do know about tomorrow. You know that God will be faithful. You know that he will still love you. You know that your sins are forgiven in Christ. These things will never change.

You and I don’t have any special knowledge about tomorrow. What we do know is that God’s word tells us to focus on seeking his kingdom today and tomorrow will take care of itself. Your God does not take coffee breaks. You can believe that what he says is true. Ultimately, it is foolish to live as if we know what tomorrow will bring. Even if tomorrow brings the unexpected, the loving commitment of God to you will not change. You can live for his kingdom today!

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)

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.