The other day, I was in the midst of a very hectic couple week stretch. The phone rang and my daughter’s boyfriend is on my daughters phone telling me she was in an accident. My heart jumped wondering worst-case scenario why she isn’t calling me herself. Thankfully, all involved were OK…but then the many hassles of towing, car totaled, being down one car. And I thought I had the next several crazy weeks already planned out.
How much time and energy do you spend fretting and worrying about things of tomorrow?, next week?…next year? What if you could lay out the blueprint of your life right now? Figure you’d love this option, right, as your life would be set?
Why then is the divorce rate 40%…..the lemon law necessary…..so many returns after Christmas….so many transfer colleges….or switch majors….or change jobs. All these are where we were able to select exactly what we want. We have almost no control of the future, even less knowledge of what’s to come, and limited idea of what we really need to grow.
Today, try to live one day at a time, try to live in “day-tight” compartments. Take what God brings you today and be great and grateful with it because it is the perfect gift for you from the perfect gift giver. Don’t let tomorrow’s concerns seep into today. Today is all we can truly need, now. You don’t need to return it…you can’t!!!
Dear Father, I thank You for all Your blessings. I pray that You help me learn to accept the limitations of living one day at a time, trusting You with all my heart. Teach me, Lord, to release all worry and problems into Your care. Doing this brings to my life such a beautiful simplicity. I release myself and all my loved ones into Your care, my Lord. I pray You will bring Your healing grace to my life and into the lives of those I love who suffer from sickness, fear, and wariness. I pray to You my God to help me live a life close to You. Contrary to how the world thinks of You, a life lived closed to You is not complicated or cluttered. When I focus on Your presence within me, all things that once troubled me lose their power over me…and life takes on a beautiful simplicity. The world around me is messy and very confusing, but I remember that You have already overcome this world. You have told me these things through Your Word so that I may have peace. I pray this in the name of the One who laid His life perfectly in Your loving hands, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.