You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow ...

Don’t brashly announce what you’re going to do tomorrow; you don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks; a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered. -Proverbs 27:1,12 MSG

This one really makes me smile - we really do not know the first thing about tomorrow! Yet so many times we get caught up in tomorrow with vain expectations of it. If our bent is pessimistic we may worry about it. If it is optimistic we not consider the costs involved in it. If we are fatalistic we will have thoughts of impending doom. Yet if we embrace faith and trust in God we will hope in tomorrow. Here is the way that the Lord Jesus put it:
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." -Matthew 6:33-34 NLT
The answer for the question of tomorrow is trusting in God. This can be very difficult if your present or your past is filled with hardship and suffering. It is so easy to project yesterday or today onto tomorrow. It is why Jesus takes time to explain what it means to trust and hope in God for tomorrow. He who has numbered the hairs on our heads can be trusted. He who lives outside of time is Lord over yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. He is ever trustable.

Lord, we confess our trust in you and release to you our vain expectations, dreams and worries about tomorrow.


  1. I've come to realize that I really don't even know the first thing about the rest of today!


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