I took this picture on the coast of North Carolina several years ago, one morning at sunrise. I am amazed how God takes care of the earth He created. This reminds me of the importance to trusting God and thanking Him for each new day. I have learned (and still learning) that everyday,we should hold our expectations loosely and hold God’s guiding hand tightly. He is there to guide us and give us renewed strength as we in trust Him as we go through our day.. Dr. E.M. Bounds, who wrote several classic books on the topic of prayer said: “We must trust God today, and leave tomorrow entirely with Him. The present is ours, the future belongs to God.” Our strength for today also comes from God… I really like this Scripture from the Bible…”Have you not heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall with exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar and rise above.” – ( Isaiah 40: 28-31).
In our instant gratification culture, there is a tendency for us to give up too soon on our faith especially in times of crisis. Yet, we know that peristence and patience are needed for anyone to be successful in most things. Our confidence needs to be placed more in the Lord than in just our present circumstances. If we do this, it will allows us to keep going during the dark times of our lives.
How about you today? Is the major focus of your thinking more on the circumstances than on The ONE who is greater than the situations you are facing right now? Today is a new opportunity for you to grow closer to HIm as you trust Him and go on in faith. When you do this, you will find new strength.
Max Lucado has said this: ” Since I know God’s provision is timely, I can enjoy the present. The key is this….Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.” May you and I find new strength today as we trust in The Lord and go on with what we have to do today and trust Him with the rest…if we do this we won’t be doubting in the dark what God has already shown us in the light….as God renews our strength as we trust in Him…today!