Try as we might to keep our lives stable and unchanging, the basic fact of life is that we can’t. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We only know what this exact moment in time is bringing. God created our lives to be a state of not knowing.
It may well be that God created this unpredictable life of ours to make us open our eyes to pay attention to all that is around us. While we try to firmly squeeze our eyelids shut and pretend that all is as we want it to be, that fictional world dissolves as soon as a crack of light squeezes in forcing us to open our eyes wide.
Open your eyes and marvel at the splendor that is before you. Examine the dew on the green blade of grass; that perfectly shaped drop of moisture. Revel in the tinkling laughter of the young child running with hair flying.
Take comfort in the verse from Matthew 6:34: “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
And when you find yourself shrinking with worry because all seems hopeless, lost and dark, climb into the outstretched arms of God and rest quietly with your head upon that solid shoulder.