The God of Yesterdays and Somedays


Many people live their lives controlled by the traumas of their past--their "yesterdays"--or their wishes for their future--their "somedays." However, it's impossible to truly live your life if you are fixated on a past you cannot change or a future you cannot control. It robs you of the ability to focus on the present, which is the only thing a person can truly effect.

In Isaiah 52, the Lord reminds the people of Israel that He is the God who goes "before" them and comes "after" them. What a beautiful image of divine protection--God is present in what lies behind us (the past) and what lies ahead of us (the future). And when we realize that God holds both our past and our future in His unchanging hands, we experience true freedom.

As we enter this new year, many of us look back to the past with shame and guilt over our mistakes and failures and to the future with apprehension and anxiety. But, through the Cross of Christ, we are freed from all that--God has provided forgiveness for all our "yesterdays" and hope for all our "somedays"! And what freedom that provides to live today for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ!