At the dawning of each day is a certain temptation that we must emphatically resist – it is to willfully add the burden of two eternities together – named yesterday and tomorrow. We all have things in our past that we regret including the guilt that we carry because of yesterday’s mistakes.
“This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 KJV
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34 NIV
All that we hold in our lives of yesteryear’s wrong, remorse, or sorrow can be carried as an unnecessary burden in our present lives. What about the worry and anxiety of tomorrow? Is there something that is bringing you concern – possible adversity, peril, or pain that may arrive without your consent?
Let us never forget this important fact, that this present moment that we refer to as today is a gift from God. He made it, formed it, and it is our privilege and blessing to live today to the best of our ability. God forbid that we load this week with last week’s bundle of sorrow. Why not speak it boldly as the Psalmist who exclaimed “This is the day which the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Yes, there are a million reasons to get worked up about what happened yesterday and what could happen tomorrow, but that is no way for the faithful to live. Why not take advantage of the gift called today? It is overflowing with great potential and heavenly blessings. It’s definitely more than an old cliché; let’s take it “one day at a time” and allow God to take care of yesterday and tomorrow.
“It isn’t the experience of today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may disclose.” unknown
Pastor Daron Hudspeth