TRUST ME AND REFUSE TO WORRY, for I am your Strength and Song. That’s what I read first thing this morning. And it’s so fitting, since I am prone to worry. But if the God of all the universe tells me not to worry, shouldn’t I listen?
Today is my spiritual birthday. I’ve known the Lord for 36 years. What a time we’ve had together.
God has been there since day one. And just like the song, “The Longer I Serve Him, The Sweeter He Grows.” He has held my hand and walked me through many valleys. We’ve had ups, we’ve had downs, and everything in between. I don’t know how anyone makes it through this life without Him. When I look back over the past 36 years, most of the things I worried about never happened anyway. And for the things that did happen, God was right there, just as He promised to help me through. “One Day At A Time,” as the song goes. When I look into the future, fear reigns supreme. God tells me, “Don’t go there, come back to the present, your task is today.”
This also would have been my brother, Rodney’s, birthday. I thought that was pretty neat, getting saved on my brothers birthday. But I haven’t seen him in over 34 years. God called him home, through a car accident, when he was only 23 years years old. But he had met the Lord a few years earlier, so I have God’s promise that I will see him again. In the mean time, this is one of my favorite verses.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
For now, I just need to accept and live each day as it comes, finding joy in the abundant life that Jesus died to give me.
For, after all, the only thing each of us has is today.