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Tomorrow is a brand new day

  • Published
  • By Staff Sgt. Marcus McCall
  • 451st Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain assistant
I remember when I was growing up and I wanted to get my driver's license. I'd just turned 16, and at that age there wasn't a better way to validate how cool a person was than by having a driver's license. Actually, my twin sister and I were both going to take the test on the same day. My sister Melanie had better study habits than I did, but I thought I was smarter. So instead of studying the required hand book for the written portion, I decided to take the test on my own "wisdom." After taking the test, I noticed Melanie had passed and I had failed.

After the test, I was very distraught and somewhat embarrassed. The lady who handed out the test noticed my sad countenance and said something to me that I'll never forget. She said, "Son, you didn't pass, but you can always come back and take this test again tomorrow." And so it is with God.

Maybe you have made mistakes, or maybe you've done something you deeply regret. Maybe you had an argument with your parents, or with your spouse, or with a close friend. Maybe there was something you meant to say to them that you didn't get a chance to say. Either way, remember this: There is always tomorrow!

Scripture tells in Lamentations 3:23 "Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day." Isn't it great to know that even when we fall He is always there to pick us up?" It never ceases to amaze me how God can forgive us again and again. God literally sets aside mercy for us simply because He already knows we are going to mess up, turn from the error of our ways, and keep moving forward.

So no matter how bad your day might've been, remember tomorrow is a brand new day. A brand new day to seek God for clarity in your life. A brand new day to ask for forgiveness. A brand new day to renew your faith's commitment. A brand new day to call your spouses and tell them how much you love them. A brand new day to make it right with your children. A brand new day to study for your promotion test. A brand new day to correct whatever is wrong in your life. You can't erase your past, but you can change your future! You don't have to be shackled with the bondage of your past. Tomorrow is a brand new day. What will you do with it? Your Tomorrow starts today.