About Tomorrow


The word alone is enough to give pause, for wrapped in its syllables are promise and hope. There is the grace of time, too, which we will surely need now and then. I like the fact, Lord, that we get to start over and make a new one each day. A new tomorrow. There are times when I would like a near repeat of the previous day. But often I hope for better than I accomplished in the day just ended.


There is peril in this word, too. For so much mystery is found in it. We can account for the moment at hand, and we can only begin to explain the day that has passed. But tomorrow? How many tomorrows have brought surprises we could not have foreseen? Deep, profound disappointments. Happenings that threatened our very souls. And other tomorrows ended up delivering serendipities. Sovereign out- comes so wondrous that only you can appreciate their beauty more than we do.

Surprises, yes! Glorious ones that surpass the greatest anticipation of our dreams.

Help us, God, to make peace with the days that lie ahead. For tomorrow is a place we can only visit in our hearts. With everything that is rational, we know that for now we only see through a glass dimly. We must have your power in order to visit a time when that sight is crisp and clear. And when you do visit tomorrow with us, we view its reality through your perspective. Your wishes.


The future through my eyes might occasionally promise more than you intend! And tomorrow through my eyes will surely portray less than you hope. Give me the patience to traverse time’s nuances only as I am in step with you.

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. (Proverbs 27:1)

So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:34)


This post originally appeared in Chapter 2 of A Hungry Soul Desperate to Taste God’s Grace: Honest Prayers for Life by Charles Qualls.

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