“Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow. It’s only a day away.” Seriously, that’s what first popped into my head when Kate gave us the prompt. Then there was the verses in James 4:13-15 about doing this or that tomorrow, and saying “if the Lord wills.”
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.”
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
My Spanish teacher in high school would quote this all the time. She was a good old soul, and I enjoyed her classes. But she didn’t want us to worry about things we couldn’t control.
Now, I’m a pretty regular NIV user, but I like to compare different versions. I feel it gives me a more complete picture of what is being said. So I would like to show you what this verse looks like in The Message.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now. Focus on the now. Focus on the daughter drawing rainbow pictures, or the daughter that is writing a novel for a fan fiction site. Focus on your husband as he tells you about his day. Enjoy the moment s you have. Cherish them. Be purposeful.
Because God has a beautiful plan in store for you, and He will take care of your tomorrow.