Window (16) YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Ah, yesterday, I have so many happy memories.
Memories that will live on forever. Well, yes, there were a few
bad ones along the way, but why think of the bad things when I
have so many happy times to remember. Times when my family was
all together and we were having such a good time. Times with many
friends when I was a student at Bethany Nazarene College, now
Southern Nazarene University. Times when Howard and I first met
and the way we fell in love. The list could go on and on.
Today, is a new day, with new challenges. My
God will take care of me today, like He cared for me in my
yesterdays. He is ever ready to meet my needs and with each new
day I realize anew how much I need Him in all of His power. On my
own, I can't make it, but with His strength and power we can make
it together. It I would think of trying it on my own, I'd fall
flat on my face. God didn't plan on me making it alone, but with
His able assistance. Whatever I have to face today, the Lord will
be with me to give me counsel and guidance. Isn't that wonderful
to know? "And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of
all principality and power." Colossians 2:10; We often feel
our inadequacy, but in our Lord we are complete and can conquer
the foe, regardless of what it might be. As I have explained to
you the many problems of my life, I can testify that God helped
me to adjust to my problems and has given me the victory. We need
more determination in our service to the King of kings. We
shouldn't allow anything to stop us.
Tomorrow? That is full of question marks. We
don't know about it or where it may lead us, but if we have
committed them to the Lord, they shouldn't bother us. Although I
am not saying you shouldn't plan ahead for days of retirement, I
am saying we must not worry about it. Everything must be left in
God's hands to be worked out in His timing and in His way. People
have said, "I guess we'll just have to trust the Lord."
Isn't that sad that after all these years following Him you have
never learned to trust in Him? He must be hurt by our lack of
trust and faith. We must learn to trust Him regardless of what
comes or goes. If you can't put your trust in God, whom can
We may not know about our tomorrows, but if we
have committed them to the Lord, let Him have them and make them
the way He wants them to be, no questions asked. God is just as
able to deliver us today, as He was to deliver Daniel, the three
Hebrew children or any other of those we read about in God's Holy
Word. God has not changed, but maybe the Christian has. Let's
trust Him come what may, and just see what God can do for us and
Tomorrow, I look forward to seeing my Lord face to face. Won't that be wonderful to see the one who died for me and led me all the way through this life? It will be worth anything I may have to go through in this world to be welcomed home at last. Then I can spend the endless ages of eternity praising Him for all He has done for me. It will be then I will fully see and enjoy the Brightness of His Glory. PRAISE HIS NAME.
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Dear Lord, When I think about my yesterdays, I remember all Your wondrous ways. I remember how I lived in sin, Had no joy or peace within.
You continued to call at my heart's door, Till I felt the presence of the heavenly shore. Oh, those were some wonderful days, I felt Your presence in wonderful ways.
All my yesterdays taught me that I can depend Upon you Lord, my dearest Friend. Today, I feel your wonderful power, You meet my needs, yes, hour by hour.
It's such a privilege to walk with You! I feel Your touch, You'll see me through. It doesn't matter where the path may be, I know God, You're leading me.
Tomorrow? It's hidden away from me, It's hidden so I cannot see. Tomorrow, It could bring a vale of tears, But You'll hold my hand and calm my fears.
I do not know what it will bring, But with You Lord, I've reason to sing For in my tomorrows I'll see Your face, And sing of Your Amazing Grace.
Help me to live each day for You, And may Your love come shining through. Today, tomorrow, there are souls to win. Their burden is the load of sin.
Yes, I remember my yesterdays, To serve You Lord, it really pays. I felt Your touch and saw Your power, You helped me through the darkest hours.
Today, I'm walking by Your side, I'm safe when in Your love I hide. Tomorrow, it's within Your care, I'll do my best Your love to share. AMEN
by Rev. Arlene R. Wright
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