“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Matthew 6:34 NLT
When the pressure is “on” or the daily activities of life become too much to handle, we often respond with “I can’t take this anymore” or “I can’t go on one more day like this.” Most people look too far ahead in the future and get bogged down by what has to be done that they lose sight of what’s really important. God doesn’t ask us to look into tomorrow and figure out the day, nor does He ask us to look days, weeks, months, or even years in advance. God wants us to live one day at a time. You can only be one person and be in only one place at a time, and when you operate outside of that, stress and frustration soon follow. Today’s business is enough for you to deal with for today. Don’t add more stress by moving ahead of God.
You get 24 hours in a day, and that’s all the time that you need to be concerned about. God can move way ahead of you and fix whatever is bothering you if you just operate in the present and leave the future to Him. The more you get involved, the more you will mess up God’s plan. Stay in your place and live in today. Don’t let the uncertainty of the future steal your joy from today. If you think about it, Jesus is giving you advice on how to have and keep your joy and peace. You cannot operate outside of time, so leave the days ahead where they are—outside of your reach until they arrive. Ask God to give you the strength, grace, and provision for today. If you find yourself thinking about anything other than your current 24 hours, ask God to help you to let go of worrying about the future and keep your mind in the present. Appreciate today…rest in peace today, and live in joy today. Leave the future to God.