Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday: Tomorrow

I really need to get my hair cut soon, and it would be more convenient to do it before the baby comes. I'm hesitant to make an appointment, though, since I'm 39 weeks, two days pregnant...who knows if I'll be "available" or not!

But what I'm thankful for this week that this tension is biblical! James 4:13-15 says: 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." Why, 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. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."

So I'm thankful that God's plans are bigger than mine.

I'm also thankful that I don't need to worry about tomorrow: "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34).

I've seen lots of reactions (by Christians) to the election outcome, from elation to anxiety/depression. I don't know that either of these extremes is good. Why not? They're forgetting who really holds the future--God does.

It's no surprise to Him that Obama won. And it'll be no surprise how the next four years unfold. The question is whether we're willing to trust God with the future.

So I'm thankful that we can trust God, not only with today, but with tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, the next decade...

10 comments:

Denise said...

Amen, well said dear.

Jen said...

I agree...it's so important to look to Jesus, no matter who is "in control."

Serendipity said...

God certainly is in control. God bless!

LAURIE said...

God is in control - He made the heavens and the earths, why do we question that this is above Him? Christians need to stand firm in their faith! -Happy TT! Laurie

Lynn said...

Amen. Oh, what a precious time for you and the new little one on the way. Perhaps even now.

Hugs and happy TT.

UKZoe said...

I had my hair cut the day I was due. It was funny, the hairdresser was one we'd known as a family for years and he asked me, quite calmly "So, when are you due then?" and when I told him all the colour dropped out of his face and he's never cut hair so fast! I reckon he thought I would have the baby in the salon or something.

BJ said...

I'm thankful to see that so many bloggers are reminding us that God in fact is in control.

A Stone Gatherer said...

You are so right Ann! God is and will doing amazing things to show us he is here with us, and that really His man got in! He has a plan that we cannot predict! We just need to be faithful and obedient and trust! Thanks for stopping by!

Bogie said...

Amen! Amen! I love this post. God Bless you!

Kathie said...

Great post and great truths. Blessings from Costa Rica