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Between tomorrow! (12.06.21 Soul Gazing!  –Psalm 117:1-2)
by M. Clifford Brunner

Between Today and Tomorrow? (12.06.21– Soul Gazing!  –Psalm 117:1-2)               

     

My friend, may I ask you a question? If God is a god of yesterday and tomorrow as well as today, ought we never to lose faith in what has been or will be?

 

 My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day.  

I'm M. Clifford Brunner.

 

I've always been fascinated by the concept of time and the fact that time is of no importance to God while it seems to be everything to us. When trouble strikes, we dwell on the day, the moments that surround us at the time. Forgetting about the grace and mercies of the past and the obvious opportunities of the same in the future, we choose to dwell in the hurt and problem of the moment. It would seem that this is a short-sighted approach to life since so much of it is catalogued in both past and future that the present, when so much a burden, could be easily bridged by simply taking into account the vast space of possibility that lies in the comfort of the past and the hope of the future. 

 

If God is a god of yesterday and tomorrow as well as today, we ought never to lose faith in what has been or will be. 

 

Here's a story: Australian singer and songwriter Darlene Zschech gained international recognition in 1998 for her song "Shout to the Lord," which was nominated for the Dove Award for Song of the Year. In 1999, Darlene received the International Impact of the Year Award from the American Gospel Music Association in Nashville. But Darlene's life wasn't always this successful or promising. As newlyweds, Mark and Darlene struggled financially. She earned small change singing commercial jingles for Kentucky Fried Chicken, Diet Coke and McDonald's while Mark struggled to keep their motorcycle parts business afloat to support her and their two young children. It was then that Darlene decided to praise God through the struggle. "I learned we'll never find hope looking at today's circumstances," she says. "It's only found by fixing our eyes on Jesus who doesn't change and who's always faithful." In 1990, the Zschechs moved to Sydney in New South Wales, where they became a part of the music team at a large church. From there, the Lord started using Darlene to bring glory to Him and her career soared. She recently commented: "Praise is thanking God for things even though they're not yet there and appreciating Jesus not just for what He can do, but for what He has done and will do." (Author unknown. If anyone has a proprietary interest in this story please authenticate and I will be happy to credit, or remove, as the circumstances dictate.) 

 

The Lord isn't just faithful some of the time; He is faithful in the past, present and the future. Believing in Christ and trusting in His goodness and grace to both carry us through tough times and bring us into a better place, ultimately, means directing our attention on Him throughout the day, making time and the present nominal as He is the Lord of time: yesterday and tomorrow as well as today. This is a task that is never ceasing; just as time is never ending. When we do, the troubles of the day will always be tempered and today will simply know its place–between yesterday and tomorrow.

 

We pray. Heavenly Father, You aren’t just faithful some of the time; You are faithful in the past, present and the future. Believing in Christ and trusting in His goodness and grace to both carry us through tough times and bring us into a better place, ultimately, means directing our attention on You throughout the day, making time and the present nominal as You are the Lord of time: yesterday and tomorrow as well as today. This is a task that is never ceasing; just as time is never ending. When we do, the troubles of the day will always be tempered and today will simply know its place–between yesterday and tomorrow. In Jesus name we pray. Amen! 

 

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

 

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