The inescapable

posted on: 3.01.2012

© allisonwells
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
—Matthew 6:34
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.
So teach us to number our days
    that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
I only get to live today.
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.
Lamentations 3:22-23
We have enough to get through today:
His inescapable time is redeemed by His inescapable mercy.

15 Smiles:

  1. What a wonderful reminder! That verse from Matthew is one that I have needed to turn to so many times... thanks for your insight (even though I agree, yesterday was a truly exhausting day)!

  2. that is a wonderful reminder thank you !

  3. Beautiful post.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Mrs White

  4. This is so awesome! The morning devotional I read was about exactly this. Def my rhema word. I've been getting so caught up in planning and knowing that it's driving me crazy. God doesn't mean for us to live our lives on crazy street always worrying about tomorrow and the future. Thanks for confirming what God has been speaking to me. : )

    Vonae Deyshawn

  5. Hey Ashley! Thanks for the reminder. I'm having "one of those days" so this was really good to remember! Thanks girl! PS: Happy belated birthday!

  6. such a good post...i definitely needed this words of perspective.

  7. i seriously needed to read this! Such a good reminder for me right now. thank you.

  8. i just found your blog and LOVE everything about it! especially this post!! i've been thinking about this very topic. amazing how great He is to us!

  9. I can definitely relate to this! my biggest challenge God has been trying to teach me is living in the moment and being still!

    great blog!

  10. Thanks for sharing this post.
    I always like being reminded of such.
    PS. I just stumbled upon your blog tonight.
    I'm so glad that I did! ;)
    much love, Colie

  11. That was a wonderful, beautiful post! So good.
    And you're a good writer. I've always known it, but today it especially hit me.

  12. thank you so much for your comment. :) i'm not lying when i say that it really did help :D i know God has it all under control---i just hope He's got someone that will show their face rather quickly--like tomorrow would be nice ;) just kidding :) but thank you again. i really appreciated your wise words.


  13. I am so reminded of this all the time. Each day is given and no day is guaranteed. I want so desperately to live MORE for our Savior. Humbled and submitted and about the fathers business. Lovely truths girl :).


  14. Today, Today alone! Even Today I yield to You.

    Thank you for inspiration...

  15. I may be reading this a month late, but even His timing for this as a reminder to me is well-suited. I love the phrase He spoke to you, an important lesson for all of us who are weary or anxious.


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