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October 2008

    It seems like a hard lesson for us to learn - to just take one day at a time. When we face a situation that seems overwhelming, we tend to drift toward hopelessness or despair, wondering how we will be able to see it through to the end.
     Jesus tells us that we are not to be over anxious or worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). In the preceding verses He reminds us that our heavenly Father provided for and meets the needs of the birds and the flowers, and that we are of more importance to Him than they.
     God doesn't ask us to bear tomorrow's burdens with today's strength, but He does promise to give us strength for today. This is a lesson not easily learned, but one that holds the key to rest and peace. The idea of living one day at a time is woven throughout the whole Bible.
     God supplied the Israelites with manna daily (Exodus 16:4). Our heavenly Father's mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22, 23). Jesus taught us to ask for our daily bread (Matthew 6:11). God's Word also reminds us that he "daily loads us with benefits" (Psalm 68:19).
     With such promises when things get difficult and the road looks long, should not we be able to claim God's strength and power for just one day at a time?

- Carl E Martin
   Stratton, ON

One Day At A Time