Monday, January 12, 2015
Just For Today
If there's anything I came by naturally, it's my thick hair and my worrisome mind.
I can go from perfectly fine and not a care in the world to freaking out about an event that is supposed to happen 6 months from now. It's an awful habit.
What's even worse is that I don't just worry, I plan my worry and all of the events of the worry. I'm multi-talented and bilingual in worry language. And to be honest? I hate it. I know that God has called me to more, to trusting in Him instead of myself, and to not fearing anything. Still, it's something I have to pray through each and every day and it's a huge part of my flesh I have to die to daily. If I don't I can go ahead an accept the defeat before the day even begins.
Out of all of my planning and worrying though there is one thing that I never plan on when I worry. It hardly ever fails that when I'm careful to plan out all every detail of how the "scary thing" is going to happen, what will happen when it does, how I'll feel about it, how I'll deal with my feelings with it, who will be with me, and so on and so on-I leave out the one thing that changes everything.
You see, no matter how much I worry about something and how much I may plan it and think it and over-the-heck-analyze it, I forget that one thing. That thing that my Jesus died to give me. That thing that is never late, that never fails, that never changes. The reason I worry today about what may or may not happen tomorrow is because I simply don't have the grace I need for tomorrow. Just the grace I need for today. And ya'll-sometimes-I need a lot.
But I come to Him, the Author and Perfecter of my faith who is never failing and never lacking. No worry has ever been too big for Him. No situation has ever been too complicated.
It's a brand new week, and I'm not sure what you have on the agenda, but I'll bet some of it is big and yes-maybe even scary. Me too. But this I am convinced of, there will be grace for every second of it. He will meet every need. He will carry me every moment. I'm reminded of the promise-those who hope in Him will not be disappointed. (Isaiah 49:23) Sometimes when it gets so hard and so dark, I'll probably even shout it to the ceiling with fist raised and tears flowing-I will not be disappointed….I will not be disappointed. And then? There will be even more grace.
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