|Volume 19 Number 4 April 2017||
What will happen tomorrow? What will the day bring? Will we feel well and enjoy the pleasures of the day? Will we be in pain, or maybe in deep sorrow?
Tomorrow is a question for which we have no answers. Tomorrow is a mystery into which we would like to peer, but we cannot.
In truth, tomorrow never comes. Tomorrow disappears with the strike of the clock. Tomorrow becomes today. Today is a thing that we can handle. Today is the tool delivered into our hands to mold as ours, depending upon the Lord.
Although we will never live tomorrow, there is One Who is already there. Tomorrow is no mystery to the One who lives in eternity and is not bound by time. It seems only appropriate that since tomorrow resides in His hands, we should put our trust in Him, live for Him and love His ways (Philippians 4:13). Then, tomorrow will take care of itself.
Trust is something with which many people struggle each day. Some people go through their entire lives thinking they can trust no one. The pain, hurt and lies pile up so high that many people do not think they can trust again. While we might want to keep to ourselves and never trust anyone, we all have to trust someone in order to get through life.
The story of Ruth is a story full of trust. Ruth first trusted in Naomi in Ruth Chapter 1 following the deaths of Naomi’s husband and sons. Ruth had been married to one of Naomi’s sons, and Naomi had instructed her daughters-in-law to return to their own lands following the death of her sons. In Ruth 1:16, Ruth refused to leave Naomi alone and said to Naomi, “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth obviously trusted Naomi.
This was not the only time that Ruth demonstrated her trust in Naomi. In Ruth 3:5, Ruth said to Naomi, “I will do whatever you say.” Naomi had instructed Ruth to present herself to Boaz so that he may fulfill the role of kinsman redeemer and provide for Ruth for the rest of her life. Ruth trusted in Naomi and did exactly as she instructed. Boaz would be the kinsman redeemer of the family, and he would make Ruth his wife.
In life, people occasionally let us down. Due to their actions, many people have stopped trusting anyone. As Christians, we should be the kind of people that everyone can trust. We should also remember that no matter what men may do, we can always trust in the Lord.