Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ list? Wishing there was more than 24 hours in a day? Even an abundance of good things can be wearing.
I’m on the brink of a few doors possibly opening in my writing career. While I’m excited about the possibility, it also has meant some unexpected work and deadlines that I hadn’t been planning for. Then throw in the normal tasks for each day, spending time with family, and I can end up feeling a bit frazzled.
I have to remind myself that God won’t give me more than I can accomplish today. I was recently listening to a broadcast by Philip De Courcy and he was talking about God providing what we need-one day at a time. God gives strength for today, not for what we’ll also need tomorrow or next week or next year.
When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray He mentioned this concept of taking one day at a time. I like how the Luke 11:3 (NIV) translates His words.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Each day. Not days or weeks, but each day. One day at a time.
When I look at things in that perspective I can breathe a little easier knowing that God will give me what I need for today. And then He’ll do the same thing tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. What reassurance that I can rest in Him.