Hello everyone…I pray that you are having a nice day…and that even more; you are feeling the presence of God close by, as you take each step through this brand new day!
You know…while living in these strange and unusual times; it’s so easy to get ahead of ourselves and even God. The fear that strickens our hearts and the anxiety that fills us to overflowing, can make our thoughts jump into days that haven’t even been created yet…which only leads us down a narrow path, with all kinds of uncertainties.
Before we continue on, I would like to share a Bible verse with you from Matthew 6:34, which reads… “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.”
I can pretty much tell you why we are overwhelmed in life and why anxiety seems to reign within us…and that is because we are trying to live in too many days…and in too many thoughts at a time. The thing that helped me to see this within my own life; is when I began to think on what it must be like, to live in days or even moments that God hasn’t created. Don’t we realize that uncreated moments…you know, those moments that we tend to worry about, are only darkness right now; so when we choose to skip ahead and allow our thoughts or the things that are happening around us, to convince us of the very worst; then we exchange a heart of faith, for a heart of fear. Another thing that can happen; is that these moments of deep thought and worry, may just be setting us up for what we feel could possibly go wrong, by actually thinking them into existence.
In Matthew 6:34, it says that “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” In other words…we have enough to deal with in one day, so we should not even try to jump into other days; for by doing so…we are just setting ourselves up for a fall.
One thing that has truly helped me lately…especially with all that has been going on around me; is to just get up each day and invite Jesus into my day…and from there, just let Him do the leading…one moment at a time. I have come to see that when I just follow His lead; then my mind is more relaxed and it seems as if all I experience; is His perfect and loving peace surrounding me.
You know…with all that is happening right now…I have to admit that we can find our thoughts in moments of imagination; but this is not the time to remain there; for Satan will only take those thoughts and fill in the blanks, which will only take us down a detour road that leads us into more confusion, fear, doubt and some unsettled feelings; that only seems to make matters much worse.
I think that if we could just get up each day and give the day completely to Jesus; then He would show us every hidden part of the day…moments that can truly bring more of Him into our lives, rather than everything that is attempting to bring us low.
As we close our time together, may I encourage you to just think on each moment as it comes and let God worry about your tomorrows. In this way, the troubles that surround you, will take on a different view…a view that can assure you that everything will be alright.
Have a very blessed day…take good care…and also know that God is only a prayer away! See ya soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain