When we have gone through many seasons of trials and grief, we tend to look at life through a set of jaded eyes. We become very wary of good times, knowing in our heart that another trial is just around the corner. We miss out on opportunities of the day, because we are fretting over tomorrows problems.
I know as a caregiver when things were going well, I was always waiting for the “next shoe to drop,” so to speak. In my mind I was convinced that good times were not going to last very long. Then one day, I became convicted over the fact that I was missing out on what the day I was actually living in had to offer. My focus was on the problems of tomorrow and not the joys of today.
Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Jesus is telling His followers not to spend time worrying about tomorrow, tomorrow will take care of itself. Tomorrow’s problems will come whether we are fretting over them now or not. We must learn to take each day as it comes. If it’s a good day, enjoy it, if not draw upon the grace that God has for your situation today. Tomorrow’s grace is not available today, so why spend time worrying about the next trial that we have no grace for at the moment?
It is easy to spend a lot of time and energy looking down the road, thinking about what may lay ahead. Truth is, most of what we believe will happen tomorrow doesn’t take place. Let’s decide to take life as it comes, let tomorrow take care of itself. LIVE today in spite of all our tomorrows. They are coming whether we are looking for them or not.