“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:34
One thing I’ve been forced to learn since I’ve been here, is that today has enough troubles of its own, therefore don’t worry about tomorrow.
Why is this helpful? Because I’ve been forced to rely daily, even moment by moment, on the Lord’s grace to sustain me and my family. I don’t have enough strength, endurance, or language ability to handle more than now’s problems (nor even those!), so why try?
Instead, leaning on the Lord has become a necessity. Not that it wasn’t one before, but now it is more evident to me. Today, the water will probably be cut off, the electricity will fall off and our appliances won’t work. Yes, the water will leak out of the shower all over the floor (assuming we had water at that point), and when it rains, we will have a small flood. But that is okay. In fact, it is good for me, because at those times it is the nearness of God that is my good, not my comfortableness and security.