One Day at a Time

Give us today our daily bread. Matt. 6: 11 (NIV)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt. 6:34 (NIV)


Have you ever worried about tomorrow and the week, month or the years to come? I have, and so many others that I know have been worried too. I have worried about many things: my children, marriage, job, health, death, relationships and minor things that I should not even worry about. I have learned that worry is counter productive. Worry paralyses us and makes us not able to see the opportunities that are meant to be the solutions to our worry. It also stops us from seeing God through the eyes of faith, but only through the particular object of worry. Worry stops us from enjoying the day the Lord has made. With worry we are unable to take one day at a time, yet we can change nothing with it.
 
God is aware of the possibility that mankind will have worries in this life. That is why he encourages us throughout scripture with his love and care. God wants us to take one day at a time because his grace is sufficient for the day with all the issues. One day is crowded enough for us to worry about the next day or week. God in his sovereignty holds the future which begins in the next second or less up to eternity. God wants us to rest in his power and live today in abundance irrespective of the circumstances.
 
One day after prayer, I heard the Lord ask me “Why do you tell me your troubles yet you keep worrying about the very things you have prayed about?” He said, “Live one day at a time.” Jesus taught that we should ask God to give us our daily bread and not our monthly or annual bread. Just enough for today. 
 
Dear Lord, help me to take one day at a time and enjoy the day that You have made. Amen.