From the Redeeming Time Devotional Series
Today I’m sharing devotion number four in the Redeeming Time Devotional Series: We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Will Bring.
Here goes today’s devotion on this Blog and on the Podcast.
We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Will Bring – S2 E4
You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that. – James 4:14
In life, we make plans. We create expectations. Most of the time we think that what we plan or expect will happen. Yet, God shows us in His word that He alone knows what our future is. In the very language we use, we must remember that all things that we wish to happen are subject to God’s will.
If there’s one thing the pandemic showed us, it’s this. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and all we can do is make plans written in pencil, fully knowing that all that happens is subject to God’s will.
As Christian mums, we are more able to redeem the time we have, when we understand this truth. When we realise that God alone is sovereign we can make plans but hold them lightly, and when things don’t go the way we think, we can smile and know that God holds our lives in His hand. Just like the Proverbs 31 woman, we can look to the future and smile.
Questions for reflection
- Are there things you have been planning or expecting which you need to surrender to God’s will?
- How can you teach your children the same principle about holding things lightly?
Thank you, Lord, that You are sovereign, and You hold all things together. Even though we make plans and create expectations, You are the one whose will prevails. And so I really pray that you would help us as we create plans, and as we create expectations, help us to surrender to You, and just know that You are good and that You are holy. And help us to surrender and trust in You, and to hold our plans lightly. Help us not to make idols out of the things we want, but rather to know that what You have for us is always the best. Amen.