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Daily Devotion – Each Day is a Weight of its Own

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I can’t lift 500 pounds, but I can lift 6 pounds easily enough. That’s all I needed to build our stone patio one single brick at a time.

I got to thinking about that today, and I was reminded of the weight of this world. How easily worry can weigh us down. How heavy it is to carry more than we should. How each stone, like the day set before us, is easy enough to carry, but not so easy if we’re doubting the Lord.

The Bible says,

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34, NIV)

In other words, take each day as it comes. When you try to carry it all, that’s when you can’t.

On difficult days, there are two things I need: strength for today, and hope for tomorrow. But some days I forget to let go of the weight. I start asking myself how I’ll make it. I worry about what I might say or what I might do. I tell myself that I don’t have the strength, and while that might be true, the Lord reminds me He does.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, NIV)


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Tilling the Soil

When you find yourself anxious or stressed, take out a paper and pen. On the left side of the paper, list your fears. On the right side copy the verse from Joshua 1:9.

Once you have done that, ask yourself, “Do I have more faith in my problem or in God’s ability to solve it?” Circle the one that you choose.

Planting Hope

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34, NIV)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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