One Day at a Time
"Which of you, by being anxious,
can add one moment to his lifespan?
Why are you anxious about clothing?
Consider the lilies of the field,
how they grow.
They don't toil, neither do they spin,
yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory
was not dressed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which today exists,
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
won't he much more clothe you,
you of little faith? MATT. 6:27-30
"Therefore don't be anxious,
saying, 'What will we eat?',
'What will we drink?' or,
'With what will we be clothed?'
For the Gentiles seek after all these things;
for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
But seek first God's Kingdom, and his righteousness;
and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore don't be anxious for tomorrow,
for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Each day's own evil is sufficient." MATT. 31-34
Are you in a situation that seems so confusing you can't see the forest for the trees? Confusion is a sign of lacking God's peace. Confusion is not what God intends for us. He will not let you be tempted and tried beyond your ability and strength to endure. He is always offering you a way out of the most adverse circumstances so that you may be capable of bearing up! Let His peace, that soul harmony which comes from Christ—act as umpire continually in your heart deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your mind. Then you will have that peaceful state in which He has called you to live!
Precious Father, soothe my anxious soul. Do for me what no one and nothing else can do. Grant me your peace that passes understanding in the midst of overwhelming odds. I cannot live this life without you. I turn my will over to you and ask only that you take care of me. Take care of those for whom I feel responsible. I trust you to take care of them better than I ever can. You have infinite resources to provide in ways I cannot even begin to imagine. May I not love anything more than I love you!
"Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, 'Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves.' Elisha said to her, 'What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?' She said, 'Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil.' Then he said, 'Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few. You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full.' So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her, and she poured out. It happened, when the containers were full, that she said to her son, 'Bring me another container.' He said to her, 'There isn't another container.' The oil stopped flowing. Then she came and told the man of God. He said, 'Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.'" ~ "No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." ~ "He is before all things, and in him all things are held together." ~ "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful."
2 Kings 4:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Colossians 1:17; 3:15