Ben Neiser
2 min readMar 13, 2022



What an ominous and hopeful word

How many dreams have been born and died under the banner of tomorrow

How many promises have been fulfilled and broken at the gates of tomorrow

Promises made to myself to never again

Then Tomorrow

Promises that I’ll never be like them

Then Tomorrow

Promises so emphatic in today

Then Tomorrow


What faith and doubt this word brings

There are days where tomorrow is the thing I dread

There are days where tomorrow is the hope that I cling

I’ve learned not to trust tomorrow

I’ve heard it said that a hope deferred makes the heart sick

Well I hope

And I hope again

And again

My heart is terminally ill now

Critical condition

What will save me!?

Please, I beg, not another tomorrow

But Then You

You come along

You say tomorrow and You mean it

Finally hope is no longer deferred

But it is a desire fulfilled

I’ve never had a Tomorrow like this

Yet I can’t forget all the previous tomorrows

Then You

You say to trust You with my tomorrows

Even with You, tomorrows are filled with doubt, anxiety and pain

I fear I may never escape tomorrow

Then You

You drop the biggest tomorrow bomb on me

You promise a different kind of tomorrow

A tomorrow that brings a today

A today that will never end

No more tomorrows

With You

No more hopes deferred

No more dreams dashed

No more promises broken

Only Today


The Way it was meant to be

With You

So I’ll hold tightly to that Tomorrow

For today and all my tomorrows in between

With You

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. — Proverbs 13:12

And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

— Revelation 22:5



Ben Neiser

Christian. Husband. Father of two girls. Creative. Writer. Collaborator of Faith, Art, and Community.