Looking ahead at the days, weeks, and months to come and simply feeling like there is no way you will be able to manage it all. Your calendar is packed. You know you are forgetting something. You have so much to do that you don't even know where to start. Time never feels like your friend and you go to bed at night thinking there's no way you got nearly enough done today let alone are prepared for tomorrow.
I'm not alone here, right? Are you with me?
I want to help you have a better day. A better 24 hours. Less overwhelmed. Less anxious. Less worried. Because you know what? God is only equipping us for today. Not for that packed calendar. Not for tomorrow or next week or next month. Today only. A 24 hour sale. He tells us often in His Word, "Enough for Today".
So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today - Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
What if you took all that overwhelmed, anxious, worried energy and applied it to the tasks at hand for today only? What if every morning you stood firm on the promise that our Lord is equipping you for the day ahead. ONLY the day ahead. What if you truly trusted Him? But you can't just remind yourself of this truth when you wake up with a beautiful sunrise. You need to go back to that truth when you are rushing out the door, swamped with work, rushing to all kinds of commitments, and barely finding time to get a meal on the table.
For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength - Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
That crazy day you have planned ahead? That next 24 hours? Christ is hanging out right next to you with all the strength you need to tackle the day ahead. If I were you, I wouldn't get that planner out and start asking for strength for the days to come either. Your energy needs to be on today and today only. Today's trouble is enough!