Do you ever wonder what today will bring, when you have gone through something so great in your life that you could not even imagine? Things would be so different if we wouldn’t have lost our spouse! We wish for yesterday which is gone…. We hope tomorrow will be a better day, but we have no guarantees.
Max Lucado has said: Here’s what you need to keep in mind. You no longer have yesterday. You do not yet have tomorrow. You only have today. This is the day the Lord has made. Live in it!
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? None of us do! James 4:14 (NLT) reads: How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. Isn’t that the truth! How many times do I wish I knew what tomorrow will bring! Many times, I think about that and decide what I would do differently. Seriously – what makes me think I have that power?
We can hope and dream that tomorrow will be a better day. We can reflect on what we had yesterday providing we do not dwell on it. What have we learned from the past? Can we bring it back? Absolutely not!
It is so easy to remember what we had! However, all we have is today. What are we going to do with today being we no longer have yesterday and we are not guaranteed tomorrow! I found this scripture/quote and found it so true.
What are your dreams for today? When you woke up this morning, you may have felt like you could not make it through the day. Perhaps you thought ‘I can do this so how do I want to start today.’ Are you one that has decided to start a project of cleaning out a closet, go through files or maybe start cleaning out files? These are all big projects for sure, but they do not have to be completed in a day or week. Take one step at a time! We are all on our own time schedule. There is no need to compare yourself to anyone but you. Besides that, it is ok to ask for help! Some things or projects are just too big to do by yourself.
There are a couple of scriptures of the Lord’s assurance in our lives. One is from Isaiah 41:10 (ESV) reads: Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. The other is from Mathew 6:34 (NIV) which reads: Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
God’s promise is to be there for us no matter what we go through! I totally understand that is hard to accept when we are going through tough times. Please rest in God’s promises that he is there for each of us every step of the way!
We only have today to live for!! Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t here yet! With that being said, what is your plan for today? I am not suggesting you have something huge planned, just take those small steps. Perhaps you have a project that you want to work on that is going to take a while to do, take a step at a time. Eventually your project will be done! Do not feel bad if you need to ask for help or for suggestions.
However, Joshua 24:15 reads: But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” With God’s help, He will lead the way that pleases him and us……
With every step we take with every new day, God will lead the way for us. We need to trust in him that it will happen – and it will! We all have days where we wonder if this will truly happen. Even if it’s been years since we lost our spouse and we seem to be following a new path in our lives. I have often thought when this happens to me if I am following what God would have for me. The truth is, I do need to rely on God to lead me in the path that He has for me. When I let go of what I think should happen and rely on God, it truly does happen! We just need to believe!
Blessings to each of you! God has a plan for you! It may not be what we thought it would be. God often has another plan and He will lead us down the new path!