Oct 14

Sufficient For Today

2010 at 4:47 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Biblical Womanhood | Fear & Anxiety | Motherhood

There is not grace for our imagination. But there is grace for today’s mothering trials. Not tomorrow’s imaginary trouble or next year’s envisaged problems. Just for today.

That’s why Jesus tells us: “[D]o not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt. 6:34)

Moms of all people know this to be true: each day really does have sufficient trouble without adding tomorrow’s worries!

But for today’s sufficient trouble there is God’s more than sufficient grace: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9). “As your days” it says in Deuteronomy, “so shall your strength be” (33: 25).

What’s more, for the Christian mother, goodness and mercy are behind every moment of today’s trouble. Our trouble isn’t meaningless. God is pursuing us with goodness and mercy today and all the days of our lives (Ps. 23:6).

“Courage, dear friend” encourages Charles Spurgeon, “The Lord, the ever-merciful, has appointed every moment of sorrow and pang of suffering. If He ordains the number ten, it can never rise to eleven, nor should you desire that it shrink to nine” (emphasis mine).

God is busy working today’s trouble for our good. So do not worry about tomorrow but look to Him today.