Advent, Week 2, Day 2 – Grace For Today’s Uncertainties
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:9
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (NLT)
My pastor once told me as I bawled my eyes out hysterically as I told him the proposed cancer treatment alone could kill my husband,
“God’s grace is for today. So we won’t receive grace for today until it is today. Worrying about tomorrow won’t work because the grace for then hasn’t come yet.”
Wise words, that kept me through cancer wards, ICU, panic attacks, death, uncertainty, and change. Any time I began to think ahead, and began to panic, the Lord would remind me of those words, and I knew I could forgo those thoughts for another time when I was more prepared.
Do I always remember to do this now? No, I too need a lot of reminders as I face new challenges and uncertainties. You have my permission to remind me when you see I need it! Please!
Where do you need to wait for the grace to fill “today”? In Jesus’ nail-scarred embrace.
God offers us his grace to face today’s uncertainties, but not tomorrow’s worries
With love and prayers,