Monday, June 9, 2008

He'll be Here Tomorrow

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

This is a verse we all have to hold before us. It seems a good one to remind myself of right now, since of late there are times that little worries creep in about the tomorrows that are coming: Little worries about what the tomorrows will bring regarding health issues; what they will bring for our children and grandchildren; what they will bring to our country; what they will bring in certain financial situations; what they will bring to the Church; and more. I certainly don't want the little worries to turn into big ones, do I? This verse helps. It helps because it reinforces the wonderful truth that the God who brought us through the yesterdays will never change, not today nor tomorrow, nor the days after tomorrow. He was here yesterday; He's here today; and so He'll be here tomorrow. So, dear friends, let's all ponder this precious verse of just nine words. A lot is packed into those nine words for the current and future worries.

Today's poem from Streams in the Desert fits perfectly right now. It was a curative to me; hope it is for you too if you're worrying about the future.

"There's a stream of trouble across my path;
It is black and deep and wide.
Bitter the hour the future hath
When I cross its swelling tide.
But I smile and sing and say:
'I will hope and trust alway;
I'll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow,
But I'll borrow none today.'

"Tomorrow's bridge is a dangerous thing;
I dare not cross it now.
I can see its timbers sway and swing,
And its arches reel and bow.
O heart, you must hope alway;
You must sing and trust and say:
'I'll bear the sorrow that comes tomorrow,
But I'll borrow none today."'

5 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

You have the right answers in verse and poem. We have no worries that God will not take care of in the way that is best for us whatever the way is. I am so glad that you are my friend and are such an encouragment. connie from Texas

Patty said...

Oh Maxine...you have expressed things that I have wanted to say on my blog..the little worries that concern me about tomorrow. But as Connie said, the verse and poem has all the answers.
Thank you for sharing your heart today.

Blessings, Patty

Mimi said...

thank you Maxine...
I needed this post today... I am afraid that I am guilty of worrying about tomorrow and of course tomorrow never comes...
Love,
Mimi

Susan said...

Thanks Maxine for this comforting reminder...

He is so FAITHFUL, even when we are not.

Blessings to you my friend♥

Nancy said...

So glad to have you visit me. I have Streams in the Desert book too and so agree with you that this poem fits the day perfectly. God is with us all the time!!!