Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
September 11, 2001

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry.
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, Its burdens,
Its large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternity’s –
yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday
and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Let us therefore live but one day at a time.

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4 comments
  1. Its nice! I always try to explain similar stuff to people around me. I always listen to their problems and they expect certain solution from me to which I sometimes reply in a question that – “Are you in condition to do any change about your problem? Does your related tensions / worries will help you solve that problem?”. If you say NO then why to worry, let it pass. If you say YES then start doing it without wasting time. I often see a smiling face after such conversation and I feel great to know that at least they find it worth discussing it with me.

    My door is always open for such things. Enjoy!!

  2. I respectfully disagree with the author’s statement…”Any person can fight the battles of just one day.”

    Our yesterdays must be forgiven by God, for us to be able to fight the battles of today. We cannot defeat our fears, anxiety, and stress without the perfect love the apostle John writes about in 1 John 4:18… There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NKJV)

    This perfect love is the love of Christ which passes our mortal knowledge, when we are Spirit filled by the fullness of God in our hearts, minds, and souls… (Verse 19 below)

    Ephesians 3:16-20… that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (NKJV)

    Indeed, it is only the full power of the Holy Spirit, that will fight our daily battles for us, after our lives have been submitted to Him…

    James 4:7-8… Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (NKJV)

    The Bible is also clear about tomorrow, as seen in… Matthew 6:34… Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (NKJV)

    Blessings in Christ, bruce

  3. mrdodd said:

    EXACTLY what I needed, EXACTLY when I needed it. Thank you so very much.

  4. Focus on the present moment for that is all we have. In the scripture God’s name is “I am” not I was or I will be.

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