“We don’t know what tomorrow holds but we know who holds tomorrow.” When you read that quote, doesn’t it make you think about how amazing our God is?
In this life, nothing is for certain, as we have been able to see in these past few months. We never know what is going to happen each day, each hour, each minute or even each second. God’s Word even tells us nothing is certain! “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:13-14
Every day brings its own burdens and unknowns because we live in a world of unknowns. However, it is also our nature to try fixing things within our own power before we rely on the ultimate power. Once we have exhausted all avenues on our own, then we start realizing that all we can actually, and should have done to begin with, is rely on the one who can take these burdens and unknowns off our shoulders.
We have to remember that God is the one who blesses us by allowing us to see another day, even if it is a day filled with burdens and unknowns. Proverbs 27:1 says, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”
The same way we can’t boast about tomorrow or about what tomorrow may bring, God comfor
ts us in knowing and reassuring us that He still has things under his control. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
He repeatedly tells us to not to worry in verses we have heard many times before. These are the verses that we should engrain in our minds and hearts, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all unde
rstanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Although this life and the things it brings are not reliable, God continues comforting us because He has promised us a better life in Him and he is reliable, “However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’— the things God has prepared for those who love him—“ 1 Corinthians 2:9
Lord, we ask that whatever unknowns and burdens today brings, that you help us find comfort in knowing that you have already taken care of them. We ask that you help us live one day at a time and that we do as your word says in 1 Peter 5:6-7 to, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” We pray in your Son’s name, Amen!
If you would like to download our guide on prayer during these times, you can download our The Source Church Prayer Guide and use it during your times of prayer.