James 4:13-17

Trust God every day

13 Some of you say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to a certain city. We will stay there for a year. We will buy and sell things, and we will become rich.’ If you say things like that, listen to me. 14 You do not really know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a cloud which appears for a short time and then it quickly goes away. 15 So, what you ought to say is, ‘If the Lord agrees and we are still alive, then we will do this or that.’ 16 But instead, you talk about what you have decided to do. You speak as if you have the power to make it happen. It is wrong to speak like that.

17 So, you know the right thing that you ought to do. But if you know that and you do not do the right thing, then you have done a wrong thing.

4:17We do not know what will happen to us tomorrow or the next day. Only God knows that, so we need to trust him every day. We know that God wants to do the best things for his people. Troubles may happen to us sometimes. But we know that we can trust God, even at those times. Ask God to show you what is right for you to do each day.