Tomorrow is always a brand new day. When my children were young and excited about what was going to happen the next day, they had a hard time going to sleep the night before. So I would tell them that the sooner they got to sleep the sooner tomorrow would come. I’m not sure if it really worked or if they even believed me, but eventually they would get to sleep.
TOMORROW A MAGICAL WORD
Tomorrow sounds like such a magical word. It’s in the future, and we don’t know what the future holds. It could be something exciting or boring. It could be happy or sad. We could get our hopes up for something thinking it would come tomorrow and then be disappointed.
What I like about tomorrow is that it’s always a brand new day. I might mess up today. I might not do all that I had planned. Or I might wish it would last longer and stay up too late trying to make it last.
But I look forward to tomorrow, because I can start afresh. I can finish what was left undone the day before, or I can do something entirely different. Today is the last day of 2020. That makes tomorrow the first day of a brand new year, 2021.
A NEW WORD FOR 2021
Many people like to make New Year’s Resolutions. Others pick one word as their focus for the year. Still others choose to forego either of the above and wait to see what comes their way. I have done all three at different times.
For 2021, I wasn’t going to choose one word, because I didn’t do too well with the one for 2020, which was simplify. But I noticed a friend had taken a short quiz at the Dayspring website to help choose a word. It turns out the word chosen for me was the same as hers – comfort.
COMFORT FOR NOW AND TOMORROW
That sounded like a great word, and throughout that day it began to show up in different places. My friend, Bettie, said she loved to hear that was my word, because I freely share with others the comfort God has given me.
I truly have been shown comfort through God’s word and through friends like Bettie. The scriptures are true that say:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
SOON TOMORROW WILL BE TODAY
As this comes to a close I look forward to tomorrow and the beginning of a new year. As I am writing, I see the time is now 11:00 p.m. on December 31, 2020. Soon tomorrow will be today, which will have a fresh, clean slate.
Through all my days and every tomorrow, I know that I am held by my heavenly Father. Nothing can separate me from the love of God.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
My prayer is that you might know the comfort and joy that only God can give. As you go into this new year, may you look to the God of all comfort to be with you. May you find peace in the midst of your struggles and may God bless you.
(Parts of this post were first published on my first blog in April, 2015.)