Trusting Him with your tomorrows
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?...“So don’t worry about these things…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 6:25-27, 31-34
There are times that God interrupts your “what ifs” and tells you that “Your heavenly Father knows and He cares for you.” God is faithful and that He knows how to help you respond to your difficulties. A person comes to know Christ as Lord and Savior when one surrenders all the yesterdays which include their past sins. You trust that when turn to Him, you will be forgiven of the sins of the past and failures, also your doubts and your fears. But God does not want you just to trust Him with your past. He wants you to trust Him with your tomorrows. The problem is the tendency to cling to the future by having the right to hold on to your dreams. You make plans independent of God and as soon as your done developing them, that is the time that you ask God for His stamp of approval. There is a doctrinal disorder infecting the church as the materialistic culture of the world creeps in to every fabric of society. Children now are taught that they cannot have enough for themselves unless they overachieve and are driven in life. As a result, these children grow up distressed and stressed out because of their fear of not meeting expectations. All these were done because of the fear of tomorrow. In the midst of this confusion, a still small voice is calling out. From the text, the Lord Jesus Christ commanded His disciples to let Him have all their tomorrows. He wants you to trust His promises in His Word and to let the Holy Spirit plan the steps you will take. This is also what God told Abraham to do when He called him to go to a place he does not know and start to build his family there. “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). God is asking him to trust Him, put away every plan, hope and dream including every concern that he has for his future and family. And that was not an easy thing for Abraham to do. This meant that he should lay aside every concern, doubts, and fears about each tomorrow at the throne of God’s grace. All he will do is to trust God to bless and keep him through every situation. In spite of the fact that this was difficult to do, Abraham trusted God. “So Abram departed as the Lord had instructed” (Genesis 12:4). His act of obedience to God’s command was the result of his faith and was acknowledged by God as an act of righteousness (Genesis 15:6). Your heavenly Father asks no less from you today. He wants you to trust Him even with your tomorrows.