Scripture is full of promises. One is that Messiah would come, and after much more time than people probably wanted, he came. One is that God cares for us even more than for the birds of the air or the flowers of the field, and in our best days we acknowledge that to be true. One is that Jesus would return, even after being killed. I'm sure his followers doubted that one during those few horrible days, but then, there he was. And one was that we would not be left alone, but God's Spirit would be with us forever to lead and guide, to comfort and challenge, and we know that to be true, as well. Tomorrow, and the promises it holds, always comes.
God who holds our tomorrows, we acknowledge that in our darkest days we find it difficult to hold on to the promises of tomorrow. We become bogged down in whatever concern is overwhelming us at the time, and can't see the way out. Help us, in those dark times, to remember that you are our way out. Your Spirit will lead us and uplift us. Your promises are true and can be trusted. And when the gray days are over, the sun will return. We will look back and understand how you were with us through the darkness.......Amen.