We often wish we could see what lies around the corner in life. Then we could prepare for it, control it, or avoid it.
A wise person has said, “Though we can’t see around corners, God can!” How much better and more reassuring that is!
Recently my 10-year-old granddaughter Emily and I were boiling eggs for breakfast. As we stared into the boiling water and wondered how long it would take to get the eggs just right, Emily said, “Pity we can’t open them up to see how they’re doing.” I agreed! But that would have spoiled them, so we had to rely on guesswork, with no guarantee of results.
We began talking about other things we would like to see but can’t—like tomorrow. Too bad we can’t crack tomorrow open, we said, to see if it’s the way we would like it. But meddling with tomorrow before its time, like opening a partly cooked egg, would spoil both today and tomorrow.
Because Jesus has promised to care for us every day—and that includes tomorrow—we can live by faith one day at a time (Mt. 6:33-34).
Emily and I decided to leave tomorrow safely in God’s hands. Have you?
Though I know not what awaits me,
What the future has in store,
Yet I know the Lord is faithful,
For I've proved Him oft before. —Anon.
You're only cooking up trouble when you stew about tomorrow.