Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You Only Have To Do Today


I'm a wimp.

So many things wear me down and deflate my spirit--a mountain of laundry, a problem with a kid, unresolved feelings, responsibilities, too many activities, a dirty house, hormones, money worries.

When I start feeling overwhelmed I remind myself of one truth.

You only have to do today.

When I wonder how we'll ever pay for five cars and five drivers on our car insurance.

You only have to do today.

When I'm sure I'll never get it all done.

You only have to do today.

When the future is uncertain.

You only have to do today.

When I worry about how my right-brained, artsy, gifted sons will carve out a niche to make a living for a family.

You only have to do today.

When I agonize over whether my efforts are worth it.

You only have to do today.

As I anticipate changes in our family, children growing up and moving out.

You only have to do today.

When repairs are needed on the van and in the house, when the garage is ready to fall over, when the numbers in the checkbook don't jive with the upcoming expenses.

You only have to do today.

When I think about growing older.

You only have to do today.

As I dread days of mourning, of burying loved ones, of losing those dear to me.

You only have to do today.

When I struggle over the best way to handle an issue.

You only have to do today.

When my body is weary and worn, my emotions spent.

You only have to do today.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

You only have to do today, my friend. Don't invent trouble with what ifs or how will we evers. Focus on now.

You only have to do today.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful post......and just what I needed to hear.....Thanks!

Lisa Maria said...

I can SOO relate to this! Praise God that He renews us each day.. His Grace abounds!

D.J. Hughes said...

Beautiful words.

And, yes, your efforts are ALWAYS worth it. Especially when it comes to writing. Keep writing and writing and writing some more. Worth it indeed.