"So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble." ... Matthew 6:34
My, my, my.... Now there's a fitting verse for an upcoming 2012!
Ever since Tom was laid-off, whenever I'm tempted to peer into our future (financial, health-wise and otherwise) always I hear, "Just obey Me Today. Today's obedience will lead to Tomorrow's provision."
I mean, hey. Only God knows how to turn a Good Today into a Good Future.
Oh, I know people who worry about what will happen when they reach their 60's and 70's. How they'll feel physically or whether they'll be alone, will they have enough money, where will they live and will it all be as good as their Today or will it be horrible, lonely and painful?
Personally, I don't let myself go there. Well, not for more than 20 seconds, or so.
No, I spend my Todays trying to listen. What does God want me to do Today? Where (if anyplace) does He want me to go? Does He want me to tweak how I'm treating Tom lately? Should I earn some money today? Print-out some coupons or complete some surveys? What subject should I learn about Today? What sorts of exercises should I do? Should I find a couple healthy recipes online? Who should I email with some encouragement?
Today! I can handle Today.
But tomorrow, both literally and twenty years from now? Nah, not so much. Why? Because we walk to our future one Today at a time.
Grace spills herself all over Today. She's everywhere. She's here to help and advise and strengthen and to complete things, too (ah, sweet completion!).
Grace is why I can handle Today. She is a worry eraser. A trust booster, as well. Grace, truly, is amazing.
Without Grace I'd live like people who don't even know God, you know, The Worriers About the Future and The Fearful of Today. And that would be horrible. It would be tragic to arrive in Heaven and suddenly realize, "Oh! I could have lived a whole other better, joy-flooded way. If only. If only--for each Today--I'd sat beneath the white light of Trust, soaked awhile, then let Grace's hand pull me up and lead me through the hours."
Well, I'm aiming to get to Heaven with as few "if onlies" as possible. Of course, there'll be some since on Earth we only "see and know in part," but as I said, my aim is to limit those.
With God and Grace, Life is a colorful adventure made easier by true faith and trust and wisdom for right decisions. May I never allow worry and fear to turn it into a sad, difficult and dark one.
"Trust and obey,
for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey." ... copied
"Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated)." ... John 14:1
Oh! I found this to be visually stunning, like a painting-come-to-life. Waaaaaaait for it........... It's the jump at the end of the (short scene) which was awesome.