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  • Writer's pictureErin White

Testament Tuesday – Take It One Day at a Time

I’m the type of person who is always thinking/looking way too many steps ahead and it gets extremely overwhelming. Do you know why it’s so overwhelming? Because I sit and focus on things I can do absolutely nothing about in the moment. I allow these thoughts to take over and eventually sink my whole mood. I’m sure I’m not alone with this one either.

The question is, how do we stop this insistent noise that gets into our heads? The constant flood of worry and negative thoughts about things that can’t be controlled.

All it takes is making the conscious effort to just not entertain those thoughts. When we start to think 2, 3, or 10 steps ahead of where we are and get that overwhelming sense of dread we just need to stop right there in that moment and remember what God says in Matthew 6:11..

“Give us THIS day our daily bread.”

Do you see that? He says THIS day. Not tomorrow, not next week or month but just TODAY. God gives us exactly what we need when we need it day after day. He’s never too late or too early, He’s always right on time. So why do we continuously let the overwhelm take over in thinking to the future? We need to start being intentional in our thoughts and turn away from the overwhelm, focus on what is happening one day at a time because that’s what our good, good Father does.

Sure, we all face uncertainty in our lives. There are absolutely things that we need that we don’t yet have. Trials we will face that we aren’t quite prepared for. Needs larger than our current provisions. But it’s not here yet. We’re not there today and that’s why God hasn’t given us all we need to get through it. But the things we face today, well we are 100% prepared for those.

God gives us exactly what we need for each day. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s time to take things one day at a time. It’s time to ask God to help guide our thoughts on the here and now, the steps needed today.

The stresses of “what’s next” can overwhelm and send us into dark places. It can corner us and make us feel totally unable to do anything that needs to be done. So, we can let the stress paralyze us and keep us from doing what can be done today, or we can just say no. We can choose to focus on the daily provision God has given us. We can focus on the energy, strength, and resolve that God provided us with today. Because we know He’s given it to us. We know that if we have a trial we’re going to face today that He’s given us the strength and willpower to get through it.

We need to ask God each and every day to keep us in the moments of today. To help us see where we are drowning in tomorrow’s troubles for no reason and looking back to yesterday's that are long gone. We need to ask for the strength needed to do the things TODAY.

Give us THIS day our daily bread, and help us to do this thing right.



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I am a wife to my amazing husband Zach and a momma to an angel baby and now a beautiful baby boy. I am an anxiety warrior, a follower of Christ, and a devoted wife, mother, daughter, friend, and sister.

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