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