Nov 1

Today’s “Own Trouble”

2006 at 5:24 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney

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

It’s true. Each day comes packaged with its “own trouble.” Today, my little troubles came in the form of a broken door handle that requires a screw-driver to get back in the house, a car and garage door in need of cleaning due to Halloween thrill-seekers throwing egg on them, last minute forms to turn in for my son’s basketball tryouts, a kaput homeschool schedule, and a house in disarray.

No calamity or tragedy was part of today’s “own trouble.” However, add all the little troubles together and they did make for a trying day.

I’m not complaining. Rather, I am grateful for the comfort and truth of Scripture that is sufficient for each day’s “own trouble.”

The Psalmist’s cry reveals a confident expectation in God’s help: “May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary and give you support from Zion!” (Psalm 20:1-2)

What has been your day’s “own trouble”? Maybe you have had one of the most difficult days of your life. Or maybe the little tiny troubles have accumulated with the hours.

Regardless, we can, like the Psalmist, turn to God for help. We can be confident in His help, support, and protection.

As Charles Spurgeon exhorts us: “Let us fly to the cross for shelter in all times of need and help will be sent to us. For praying breath is never spent in vain.”

May the Lord answer you as you call upon Him today!