Recently I had a doozy of a day. It was deadline day for a story I wanted to submit in hopes for publication. When the electricity was cut at 10:00 a.m., I didn’t think much about it. In our Middle Eastern city, this is a common occurrence.
The thing is, when the electricity goes, so does the water! (And of course, the internet.)
I took a break from home school to cook lunch, and by 1:00 p.m. we had stacks of dirty dishes and pots on the counter. Still no electricity or water. We started getting cranky due to discomforts like not being able to wash our hands. ( I’ll spare you the details about not being able to flush toilets!)
When I found out that the electricity cut was nationwide, I began to panic. My computer battery was low. How could I revise my article? How could I send it with no internet? Why had I waited until the deadline?
In faith, I started editing and re-writing my article after homeschool. I snapped my laptop shut before totally exhausting the battery, and took off to find a cafe with generator power where I might use the internet to submit my story.
I went to three places and couldn’t find internet. Had my hours of work been in vain? By nightfall we went to a restaurant to eat dinner, and got home to light candles. I left the house at 8:30 p.m. to try one more place where I might find internet connection.
Finally at 9:30 I sent my article, and when I got home we had lights and running water again. I fell into bed that night exhausted, hoping for a better day tomorrow.
No matter what a day brings, we can hang onto hope.
Maybe you’ve had some challenging days yourself lately. Take heart. Tomorrow brings a new start and a new chance to see God’s faithfulness. No matter what happens today, we can trust our loving, powerful Savior with tomorrow. God has everything under control.
If you blow up at your kids today, apologize. Tomorrow God will give you a do-over.
If you failed again today, tomorrow brings a fresh start and forgiveness when you confess your sin.
If problems overwhelm you today, tomorrow brings a fresh opportunity to see God work.
If you’re worried today, tomorrow brings a new chance to trust God and receive His peace by faith.
If you’re suffering depression today, tomorrow brings the hope of renewal.
No matter what the day brings, we can hang on to hope. Tomorrow brings another chance to see God’s faithfulness and receive new mercies.
Now it’s your turn: what comes to your mind when you think of tomorrow?