Have you ever noticed that walking through a trial rarely seems as difficult as you expected it to be? Have you ever noticed that dealing with a problem is so much better than stewing over one?
I’ve come to realize that looking at my problems, and walking through them are two very different things. When we’re living it, we’re taking life one moment at a time. We’re handling our trial in manageable bite-sized pieces instead of taking down the giant all at once.
It’s not so much the trial that’s the problem, really, it’s the worry and the stress that gets us down.
Corrie Ten Boom once said, “Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Borrowing trouble from tomorrow doesn’t make tomorrow any better. It just makes today all that much worse, and you end up having two bad days instead of one.
A better solution is letting go of our worry, and putting our trust in the Lord. Not that we’re trusting Him to give us our way, but that we also trust Him should it not go our way.
Really, at the end of the day we don’t have a say, do we? Things are going to turn out the way they turn out whether we’re anxious about them or not.
Let’s enjoy today while we have it, and let tomorrow take care of itself.
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Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-21. What was Jehoshaphat afraid of? What surety did he receive from the Lord? Highlight the promises in your Bible and look back on them if or when you might feel anxious.
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 Fitness. Reshaping 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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