I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

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The Lord revealed an old song to me last night.  It was a great blessing of assurance, so I was compelled to share, trusting it will also be a blessing to others.

The song is especially relevant to my situation of leaving full-time employment to focus on a life of mission and helping others.  I Know Who Holds Tomorrow is a great reminder from the Lord that we can lead a life of mission and trust that He will provide for us.  Praise the Lord.

Here is the song. I hope it blesses you too.

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow

I don’t know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day.
I don’t borrow from it’s sunshine,
For it’s skies may turn to gray.
I don’t worry o’er the future,
For I know what Jesus said,
And today I’ll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

Ev’ry step is getting brighter,
As the golden stairs I climb;
Ev’ry burden’s getting lighter;
Ev’ry cloud is silver lined.
There the sun is always shining,
There no tear will dim the eyes,
At the ending of the rainbow,
Where the mountains touch the sky.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

I don’t know about tomorrow,
It may bring me poverty;
But the One Who feeds the sparrow,
Is the One Who stands by me.
And the path that be my portion,
May be through the flame or flood,
But His presence goes before me,
And I’m covered with His blood.

Many things about tomorrow,
I don’t seem to understand;
But I know Who holds tomorrow,
And I know Who holds my hand.

I also found this quote from Charles Spurgeon that is very pertinent and helpful.  Enjoy.

“Men are in a restless pursuit after satisfaction in earthly things. They will exhaust themselves in the deceitful delights of sin, and, finding them all to be vanity and emptiness, they will become very perplexed and disappointed. But they will continue their fruitless search. Though wearied, they still stagger forward under the influence of spiritual madness, and though there is no result to be reached except that of everlasting disappointment, yet they press forward. They have no forethought for their eternal state; the present hour absorbs them. They turn to another and another of earth’s broken cisterns, hoping to find water where not a drop was ever discovered yet.” – Charles Spurgeon

Fear not, have courage, and seek ye the Lord.

God bless.

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1 CJ Williams

Very encouraging. Thanks for the great quote by Spurgeon. He’s one of my favorite writers/preachers from the 19th century. I especially like his “Treasury of David” and “Morning and Evening Devotions.” Keep up the great work on the blog. I’d like to get your take on a question I’ve been pondering. I’m very debt averse, and almost finished paying off all else but the house. Once I’m ready I’m considering just doing the “debt snowball” on the house and paying it off as fast as I can with all resources. What do you think about this strategy, pros and cons, and would you recommend it? Thanks.

2 Matt Jabs

Hey CJ, thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

What is your current monthly savings like? Both liquid (Emergency fund, etc.) and tax sheltered (401k, etc.) If you are already saving at least 15% then I say GO FOR IT. If you are not currently saving, bump up your saving percentage to at least 15%, then put whatever remains on the debt snowball toward the mortgage to pay it off ASAP! The sooner you pay it off the sooner you reclaim the interest you’re currently paying the bank, but you have to save along the way. God bless.

3 CJ Williams

Thanks Matt. That sounds very reasonable, and was what my intuition was telling me, but it’s always good to hear another objective point of view. I will need to bump up my saving a bit before taking on the mortgage, but it’s amazing to think how great a position I’d be in to have the house paid off before the kids hit college age! Thanks much, and God bless you and your efforts here on DFA.

4 Matt Jabs

Oh, if you have children, and were planning on paying for them to attend college, then you will also want to save for that. But honestly, as a culture we automatically ship kids off to college without preparing them for the world. We think college will prepare them. In my experience, and in a lot ways for others, it doesn’t. In saying that, I’m not sure I will do a whole lot of saving for a college education for my child (if the Lord blesses me with any.) I believe that if they are destined for higher education of that type, then they will be talented enough to secure scholarships and responsible enough to work their way through school themselves. They should also have quite a savings built by the time they go… if I have anything to say about it! 🙂

While a lot of people will disagree with me. That’s where I stand. I say pay off the house, save for your own needs, and help your child save/prepare for his/her own.

5 CJ Williams

That’s good advice, Matt, and I agree completely. When I wanted to go to college my dad told me I had to join the army to pay for it. I did, and I’m glad I had to take a harder route and work for it instead of get in massive debt. I’m in a pretty good position though….I’m a seminary professor and my kids can go to our denominational College (Geneva College) for free. Can’t beat that, so I’m hoping that they will all want to go there! Thanks again.

6 Matt Jabs

Awesome CJ, then the Lord has already provided an opportunity for their secondary education. That’s awesome. God bless!

7 nick

good to see some positive motivation! lots of negative nancys out there these days, thanks for the post!

8 Matt Jabs

Yeah, we have too many sources of negativity now-a-days. We need to shut off our TVs and open our bibles.

9 leeann

thx so much for the song and quote. found the tune: many bands released it, on emusic.com: cheap! 🙂

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