Grace for Today
June 24, 2016
God has given you grace for today. You don't have grace for tomorrow. But how many people go around trying to figure out the next five years? They play out all the "what if's." You have to be careful because the "what if's" will depress you. The truth is, if a "what if" does come to pass, God will give you the grace to handle it. What if the report's not good? What if my loved one doesn't make it? What if I do get laid off, Joel? Then the peace that passes understanding will be right there waiting for you. God promises He will arm you with strength for every battle. We may not know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future.
The key is: Don't miss today because you're worried about tomorrow. Today is a gift. We can never get this day back. I believe many of the things you're worried about are not going to happen. If they do, it's not going to be as difficult as you think. You may not have the grace for it today, but God will give it to you when you need it. Of course, we should plan. We should use common sense. But at some point, you have to turn it over to God and say, "God, You know what's best for me. You said You'd give me grace for every season. And just like You clothe the lily of the fields, just like you feed the birds of the air, I know You will take care of me." It's very freeing when you learn to turn things over to God and receive His grace for today.
"Give us this day our daily bread." (Matthew 6:11, ESV)