Time And Tide Wait For No Man ….Or Woman!

Time And Tide Wait For No Man ….Or Woman!

The first part of that sentence, “Time and Tide Wait For No Man” was written by poet Geoffrey Chaucer….and is so true.

And along that same line is a Bible verse that pretty much says the same thing.

“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring”.  Proverbs 27:1

Race car great Mario Andretti once said, “If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.”

What does that really mean in this day when most things in our world are in such upheaval and racing faster and faster with each passing day?


We see friends not just disagreeing with each other, but literally fighting and shouting and killing each other over political views.

We see wars and rumors of wars and nuclear missiles being fired and so… much… anger.

Yes, our world is ever-changing, and apparently this political atmosphere is nothing new.

Recently, I was reading a book about Abraham Lincoln. There were election issues even then.

Followed by the Civil War, one of the deadliest wars in United States History. Over 600,000 Americans lost their lives in that war, where brother fought against brother and friend against friend.

How sad.

And profound…..

…as it says in Ecclesiastes 1: 9,

 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun…..” NIV

It is difficult for those of us who want to be in control to let go.

But the question has to be asked….in control of what?

Our future?

The Bible teaches us that God alone knows what our future holds.

So instead of worrying about the future, why not live for today alone?

Take each day one at a time and quit worrying.

Easier said than done, right?

It is not easy, but one suggestion is instead of putting off that thing that you’ve wanted to do your whole life, why not put it into action now? 

Right now is the only time you know you have.

The present is a present, so use it. Get up, soak it up, enjoy every minute of it.

Many of us tend to procrastinate. 

I used to do just that. Let me tell you a short story. 

I had the most beautiful lavender negligee that my late husband had bought me and I packed it away and never wore it.  It was so lovely with yards and yards of sheer fabric that I felt like a princess in it.

So I saved it, hidden away in a pretty white box with lots of tissue paper.

I was saving it for a special occasion.

And then when he died, I regretted my procrastination of “saving that negligee”, and I learned to stop taking time for granted.

I believe we should practice our faith by making today useful.

Proverbs 27: 1…..”for you do not know what a day may bring. “ NIV

Perhaps you remember another post I wrote where I talked about my faith. Click here, if you would care to read it.

So my dear readers….let me close with another Bible verse. It tells us not to worry or fret about anything and everything.

It is Luke 12: 27, 28

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!” NIV 

Have a Blessed Day!




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2 Responses to “Time And Tide Wait For No Man ….Or Woman!”

  1. Karole Jacobsen says:

    Thanks for your message…so true…so true. Love the watch. So many in and around KC have lost so much with the storms this week. Thankful we are safe.

    • Kari says:

      Yes, Karole…I have kept a watch over those horrible storms that seem to batter the Midwest. Glad you are all safe.

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