“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”Let's talk about it again... time.
There's a saying that stuck with me growing up that someone would say when people would ask him 'what's new?':
"What's new? Well the date of course!"
We live in cycles of 365 days, although, each day is different.You will never live on March 1, 2012 ever again, just like I'll never live February 12, 1991 even though I've celebrated my birthday on February 12 for the past 21 years. No two days are alike.
Can I just say one thing?
I am glad the Lord ordered time the way He did. He knew I could only take life one day at a time. Not a week, not a month, not a year, but a day. Jesus confirms this by saying that each day will have enough trouble to deal with. Not only that, He incorporated seasons in our year! We truly serve an amazing God.
However, yesterday was February 29th... We only see this day once every four years, and there's a reason for that. Yesterday, I found myself saying, "Lord, why I on earth did you think I could handle one more this year? One more day of school, of February, of work, of trouble? I can't handle one more day!" By the end of the day (literally, 11:59pm) I was beyond exhausted and to the point of breaking.
And to this He replied "You seem to have your future pretty planned for someone who can't even take one more day."
The Lord spoke loud and clear. I've been too busy planning out my future, what I want/don't want to happen & when I want/don't want it to happen and the Lord was telling me "Selah"... He was asking me to pause.
I only get to live today.So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
I find myself using today's now, the gift that this moment is, planning my tomorrow, which I am not promised. Planning is not bad, our choices do affect our future, but we have to understand we don't control our future, God does. And if He was wise to order our time, I'm sure He can be trusted with all our days.
That applies to our trouble days too, don't act like you don't get those! I take refuge in knowing that some of the greatest men & women of faith have had troubled days too.
But praise the Lord that,
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
We have enough to get through today:
His inescapable time is redeemed by His inescapable mercy.