Each morning that the sun rises over the horizon speaks of a new beginning. I am glad it is that way. Sometimes when we get down and troubled we feel like one day just runs into the next. God goes to some lengths to show us that this is not the case. For instance, the six days of Creation are clearly defined as “the evening and the morning were the first day”, the second day, the third day, and so on. Certain things were accomplished on each day. The one did not blend into the other!
Too many times we drag yesterday's worries into today only to be met by the borrowed concerns of tomorrow! We wonder why we are overwhelmed! The wise words of Matthew 6:34 are worth remembering!
“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.”
Vs. 34 is easy to accept in principle but hard to apply in practice. The reason is that Vs. 34 is only possible if Vs. 33 is followed.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
If we will concentrate on Vs. 33 and seek to fulfill its expectations, then we can, with confidence, face each new day and its challenges, not dredging up the past nor drawing from the future, but simply dealing with the matter at hand. Life is a whole lot simpler that way.
“The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”
Pastor Percy Lake