Usually my life moves from one anxiety to the next. The minute I round one difficult corner, I begin to worry about the next, and the next, and all those ahead..to the point where I just want to pull over and camp in Today. But the Lord wants me–us–to live in His grace for Today. Today.
A favourite author and devotional of mine addresses this frequently. Morning by Morning, still very much in print by Charles H. Spurgeon, who, even though he lived and preached more that a century ago, still provides timeless encouragement. He addresses our need and God’s promise to care for us…one day at a time, forever..
“Come and cast your burden on your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight that your Father would not feel. What seems to be a crushing burden to you, would be like a little dust on the scale to Him….Do not sit down in despair. Hope on, and hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your fight of faith will yet end your distresses. There is One who cares for you. His eye is fixed on you, His heart beats with pity for your sorrow, and His omnipotent hand will yet bring you the needed help…He will bind up your wounds and heal your broken heart. Do not doubt His grace because of your tribulation, but believe that He loves you as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness…If God cares for you, why do you need to worry. Come, then, soul; be done with fretful care, and leave all your concerns in the hands of a gracious God.
Cast all your cares on him; for He cares for you.” I Peter 5:7