December 28, 2023

Tomorrow

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”—Matthew 6:34

Through years of ministry, Charles Wesley learned the limits of his understanding and how little he knew about the future. In each moment, it was important to be faithful to do the work to which God had called him.

He expressed these insights in a hymn called “The Past No Longer in My Power.” This short hymn consists of just 42 words, but that was all it took to make a strong point.

The only thing he had been given for sure was the present. He could not predict what would take place in the future. The past was gone, and he could not go back and change anything. The focus should be on the present; this was the gift of God.

He prayed that in each moment God would help him know what to do and how to be faithful with each assignment, to serve and please Him.

The Bible reminds us about how little we know. In fact, we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Our life is just “a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).

As Wesley discovered, it can be easy to dwell on the past and stew over words we have spoken, things we have done, and mistakes we have made. We need to let go of the past and focus on the present, every day seeking to be faithful to the tasks God gives us.

Reflection Question: How do you let go of past mistakes?

Prayer
Father, show me clearly the tasks You have called me to accomplish. Help me focus on fulfilling Your call. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 6

Prayer
Father, show me clearly the tasks You have called me to accomplish. Help me focus on fulfilling Your call. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Matthew 6