One Bridge At a Time

Michael Beck

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Matthew 6:34)

Life is a succession of challenges. The troubles of today give way to the troubles of tomorrow. The key to sanity is not overloading your mental “plate.”

There is wisdom in the saying, “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.” Jesus said as much in advising us against preoccupation with what the future holds. Does this mean we can never plan? The Book of James tells us planning is fine, but all should be subject to the unfolding will of God. “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” (James 4:15)

Go ahead. Make plans. But hold them loosely. Don’t declare what tomorrow will hold as though your faith or desire has the power to bring about the future you want. God is ultimately in charge. Leave tomorrow in His hands. There is a bridge for you to cross today.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.