DAY 7, OCTOBER 7
“How you view tomorrow affects how you live today.”
– Caleb Kaltenbach
Sometimes I worry when I think about the future.
- I know worrying is futile.
- I know it’s faithless.
- I ask God to break me of it.
And slowly, ever so slowly, he is removing it.
I haven’t released it totally (I still have a long way to go). But at least I see progress.
I have hope.
God of Tomorrow
Books like this help – God of Tomorrow: How to Overcome the Fears of Today and Renew Your Hope for the Future.
Because they point to God.
While I don’t agree with everything Caleb Kaltenbach writes, I agree enough.
And I definitely agree with this:
Why hold on to hope for tomorrow? Because God will be there.
Not because he will make everything you wish for come true.
Not because you won’t have disappointments along the way.
But because God will show up in your tomorrow. He always does.
“Let’s confidently point people in the direction of what hope has to offer: God himself. He himself is the focal point that we look to when we’re fatigued, upset, saddened, or troubled about the coming days. Hope reminds us that our best days are ahead, not behind us.”
Here are a few quotes from God of Tomorrow that moved me. Maybe they’ll move you, too.
“Since tomorrow belongs to God, we can graciously offer hope to people today.”
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“There is someone greater than our worst fears.”
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“God isn’t afraid of tomorrow, and neither should we be.”
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“We can take comfort in the bigger picture that Christianity has outlasted and will outlast any one person who leads a political party, city, state, country, gang, or empire. There’s great freedom in knowing that our faith doesn’t rely on the politics of any one person or nation. Our faith rests securely in the rule of God on earth today and his promise for a better tomorrow.”
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“God is on his throne. He won’t relinquish it. He’s not pacing back and forth with anxiety, wondering how things will turn out.”
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“God has already been to the tomorrow you’re excited about. God has already seen the tomorrow you’re dreading. Tomorrow belongs to God, not you.”
Our three questions for today are:
(1) Are you a worrier or not?
(2) What’s one thing you hope will happen today?
(3) What’s something you hoped for that God did fulfill? What hasn’t come true?
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What are your answers? Please share in the comments.
(1) Unfortunately, yes, I am a worrier. My mind drifts to the imaginable possibilities. I have to consciously force it elsewhere.
(2) I’m hoping my granddaughter will let me see her first new baby tooth today!
(3) In younger years, I remember hoping for different guys to be “the one” but I am SO very thankful that God didn’t let those come true. He knew instead that Jeff would definitely be the one for me. He was very much worth waiting for!
- Get Your Hopes Up
Life never goes as expected. We’re often afraid to get our hopes up. But here’s why we should.
- When You Want to Hope
Will I ever see these kids again? I want to hope that their lives will turn out good. But will they?
- 3 Ways to Have More Hope
We all have times we need more hope. Here are 3 ways to choose to have more hope.
My thanks to Net Galley
for the review copy of this book
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