It’s hard not to stress about everything going on in your life. Bills, marriage, children, and the future are just a few of the issues that face us every day. But have you ever noticed that when we move our focus to the future, it’s easy to turn in a big mess? We try to foretell the future and predict every outcome. We get lost in a spiral of worry, not knowing how things will work out. There’s no grace in that head space.
Matthew 6:34 says, “Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” God is the God of NOW. He gives you grace sufficient to deal with real life, right now. He’s not giving you the grace to deal with everything all at once because you don’t have to take on everything all at once. Life is lived one day at a time.
Scripture says God’s word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. It doesn’t say his word is a flashlight to see far down the road. Put one foot in front of the other. Stay in the present. God is here.