Friday, March 20, 2020

FMF: Tomorrow

In these days, more than our current generation can recall, we recognize the uncertainty of tomorrow. There has never been a guarantee that things will happen a certain (excepting if God so desires), and man's will has never been able to deliver an outcome. But that's ok. That's how it is. We have known this for a long time, even if it has never seemed so. The Bible says:
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” (James 4:13-15, NASB)
Prosperity and comfort give the illusion of certainty. When we are well invested, our finances feel certain. When we are well employed, our provision seems certain. When we own a home, our shelter seems certain. These are just molecules in the vapor of our lives. They freeze in the cold and evaporate in the heat. Eventually they are nothing.

We ought to, instead, put our faith in the God who was, is, and always will be (Revelation 1:8). He does not change (James 1:17). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He has plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11), and so let us trust Him for them and take part in them.

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  1. Great point on how we have expectations based on the past but not guaranteed for tomorrow, and yet the assurances of God's purposes and unchanging nature are so comforting. Thank you!

  2. When I was young an expectation
    was planted in my head:
    if I showed hesitation,
    I could wind up dead.
    Not that I courted violence;
    I often tried to please,
    but I could not keep silence,
    and so made enemies.
    It became a way of life,
    and it was kind of fun
    to see their eyes, on drawing knife
    when I produced a gun.
    Perhaps, yes, wild and crazy,
    but every day since then is gravy.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  3. So wonderful to already have my feet anchored on "the rock" and my faith firm...before the trial and the uncertainty! I enoyed your post. Reading a bit late from Friday's FMF link - but, well, I have plenty of time to catch up:)