by Pastor Leo Launio
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry—two days which should be kept free from any fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY, with its mistakes and cares, its aches and pains, its faults and blunders.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said; we cannot rectify a single mistake we made. Yesterday has passed forever beyond recall. Let it go.
In Isaiah 43:18, God said, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW, with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow also is beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mass of clouds—but it will rise. And until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, because it is as yet unborn.
In his sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:26).
That leaves us but one day—TODAY! Today, with all its opportunities and challenges, joys and sorrows, successes and failures, is what God has afforded to us. Yesterday and Tomorrow are futile worries. Let us, therefore, resolve to journey no more than one day at a time.
Meriam Bellina concurs when she wrote:
One day at a time sweet Jesus
That’s all I’m asking from you
Just give me the strength
To do every day what I have to do
Yesterdays gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time
Have a blessed day to all!