God Never Promised Tomorrow – September 14, 2016
Matthew 6:33, But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
James 4:13, 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.” 14Why, 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. 15Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Sunday at Cottonwood Creek, we reflected on the events that occurred 15 years ago and the 9/11 tragedy. I shared a message titled, “Remembering the Past, Trusting God with the Future!” People are naturally inclined to doubt God and stumble under the weight of severe tragedy. However, the good news of the Gospel shows that God does, and ultimately will, triumph over evil.
This week, I wanted to share five thoughts that will help you remember the past and trust God with your future. If you missed the first two thoughts, you can find them on my daily blog. The third thought is that God never promised us tomorrow. So often, we just assume that one day leads to another, but God never promised us tomorrow. As a matter of fact, Jesus said we have no such promise of tomorrow. Read these words from Jesus found in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Jesus was saying, don’t worry about tomorrow, live life to its fullest today. Live your life well today and worry about tomorrow when tomorrow comes. So all we know today is that we have today. Be the best husband, wife, son or daughter you can be. Be the best friend and person you can be. In doing so, you will be blessed and so will those around you!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D