Tomorrow…

This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt.  The prompt today is “tomorrow.”

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“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.”
(Proverbs 27:1 NLT)

I think the truth of that verse has become evident to us in a dramatic way this week.

Tomorrow I planned to go to an exercise class and to visit family.  In the evening I hoped to go to a friend’s birthday party, which she had been planning for over six months and was so excited about…

…Now I have nothing planned for tomorrow.

And as I went through my diary this week, crossing out every event or meeting for the next two months, I realised that I have no idea what the future holds.

I’m not going to lie – I’m finding it hard.

I was busy, but in a place where I was flourishing, stepping out, taking new opportunities, feeling that I was doing what God wanted me to do.  I was excited about all that lay ahead.  Now I have no idea…

…But actually the truth of that hasn’t changed, only our perception of it.  We never really know what lies ahead.  We just see that more clearly this week.

Fortunately there’s something else that hasn’t changed – God is still there, he’s still sovereign, he still sees exactly what lies ahead, and he still has a plan for good.

All we can do is hold to that, and, maybe part of the good that can come out of this is that realisation – that we are not in control, and that our trust cannot be in ourselves or our circumstances, but it has to be in him.

When I saw this prompt, one song came to mind straight away – The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow from the musical Annie.  However, I won’t inflict that upon you.  This one may be  more helpful one to listen to and reflect on if you’re worried about what lies ahead.

 

16 thoughts on “Tomorrow…

  1. This is not really what we wanted,
    or felt we truly had to see,
    all our structure, once so vaunted
    falling down in misery.
    There still might be something good
    to be pulled, yet, from the wrack,
    some hard-faced blessing that, yet, could
    set our feet to walking back
    to the heights that were achieved
    (just a month or so ago!),
    and which we could scarce believe
    could vanish as the melting snow.
    We’ll find that what we ust endure
    can mae our hearts and faith secure.

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  2. I am trying to find a normal in the everyday. You are not the only person finding thing hard. But God is good and I really believe something awesome is going to come out of this. Take care – a fellow fmfer x

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  3. “..but actually the truth of that hasn’t changed, only our perception of it. We never really know what lies ahead. We just see that more clearly this week…”
    You put all this with clarity and freeing truth. Thankyou.
    How I wish these posts could go out to where everyone could read them. There are hurting confused people, and very alone, with norms suddenly taken out of life. It’s a time to pray for each other likenever before.
    Godbless yr heart🌻

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  4. My niece posted a picture of her day planner on FB and said, “I am glad my plans are written in pencil.” We needed erasers or white-out a lot this week! We truly don’t know what a day will bring, but I am glad God does.

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  5. With all the open spots in our planners these days….it is exciting to consider the potential for all God can do during those extra hours! I’m trying my best, too, to have the right perspective!

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  6. Thank you for sharing the Lauren Daigle song. I am a big fan! 🙂 The new normal is difficult to get used to. All of our plans out the window. It is comforting to know that God is in charge.

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