“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34
“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8
Early in March, our government leaders asked those of us who were over 70 to just stay in our homes for a few weeks. Those few weeks have now become over four months, and we are still being careful to not go out unless it is necessary. Of course, when the weather has permitted, we have been able to go for a walk in our neighbourhood. Thank the Lord for the provisions the grocery stores have made for us to order online and pick up outside the store.
We have learned to live one day at a time, listening to the news, and hoping that we are soon going to go back to life the way it was. God knew what He was doing when he divided time into day and night, so that we would have manageable portions of life to handle. The days may seem long, but we can lay our heads on our pillows at night and thank the Lord for keeping us through another day. In the morning, we have a new day and know that we can safely trust the Lord to meet whatever needs we may have that day.
We have no idea how much longer we will have to live under the shadow of this Pandemic that has swept our world. But we can rest upon the promise that the Lord is in control and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is truly our refuge and our strength.
“Take no thought for the morrow” is not a suggestion but a promise from the Lord that He will lead and guide us one day at a time.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for today and for the way you have provided for us. We know that whatever tomorrow brings, you will be with us and we can safely trust in you.
Devotion by Anne Johnston