Today Not Tomorrow

(Matthew 6: 34) “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
I worked hard today trying to stay focused on the challenges immediately in front of me.  New roof for the house, readying classes for the upcoming term, elderly dogs, and an elderly mother filled my to do list.  Simple daily life.  Still, my mind wants to project this or that scenario out into the future and most of those storylines are troublesome.  I knew the above passage very well but, I’m embarrassed to admit, I didn’t recall it coming from Christ’s own lips.  Wow!  Living “One Day At a Time” just can’t be any more clear than Jesus’ summation.  As I mentioned in my last posting, I need to focus on what God sends down my path. My job is to use the gifts he has given me and to stay open to his will and guidance.  My human nature still struggles with that simplicity.  I look ahead and try to spot the traps and brambles sometimes making them up in my own head.
Faith in God’s wisdom and guidance is all that we need.  Before this scripture, Jesus explains that we should not worry about most of our needs.  God will provide.  Since I began this chapter of my life I have example after example of exactly that but still I struggle to surrender my life and will over to God’s care.  It takes very intentional living.  Bill Wilson wrote, and I paraphrase, working to turn our lives over to the care of God is proper use of the will.  This is a one day at a time effort achieved moment by moment.  Christ himself has assured us, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  He was right here amoung us and that sentence certainly shows his understanding of the human condition.  He gets us!

One Response to “Today Not Tomorrow”

  1. Chella Gehrett says:

    This is a continuous struggle.imfindingthistobeespecially important as I recover from my stroke.good thing to remember and practice daily

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