20 Dec Does Anyone Know What Tomorrow Holds?
The Year of 2020 and 2021
Does anyone know what tomorrow holds? Can it be measured, or does anyone know how much trouble it may bring?
I am certain that no one knows the answer to this question, because only God knows.
As we approached 2020 and waited for the clock to strike 12AM, I stood in a hospital ICU room with my mom, my wife, and my dad. We prayed in the year like we always have; but this year was different because my mom’s situation was critical. On Christmas Day, just days earlier, the doctors informed me that she was dying. As we prayed standing there, I asked God for newness for her and within the situation. As many celebrated, I contemplated the information that had been shared and the decisions that had to be made.
Some memories are painful and very uncomfortable to remember, but you never forget the lessons you learn from them. You see, it’s hard to live in tomorrow if we have yet to finish the process of living in today. So, consider your today first as you consider your plans for tomorrow, because no one truly knows what tomorrow holds.
James 4:13-17 says,
“Look here, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.’ How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.’ Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.”
As you consider your plans for 2021, consider God’s plans, because no one truly knows what the coming year is going to look like. No one envisioned 2020 being the year that it was, but it was a year that no one expected it to be. So, be wise, and allow God’s wisdom to guide you as you consider your plans for tomorrow and your future.
Blessings and favor to you. I pray that God’s will be revealed concerning your future.
– Seneca Howard