There are two days in every week that we should never worry about; two days that should be kept free from all regrets and apprehension.
One is YESTERDAY with its mistakes, omissions, aches and pains. Yesterday is gone; it has passed forever from our control. No amount of prayer, wishing, pleading (Believe me -- I’ve tried!), can bring it back. We cannot undo any action or take back any word. Yesterday is gone forever. Worrying about it is no more productive than worrying about the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden.
The other day we should never worry about is TOMORROW, along with its imaginary adversaries, problems and obstacles. God willing, tomorrow's sun will either rise in glory or be concealed by clouds. Regardless, until it does rise, we have no control over it -- tomorrow simply does not yet exist. Moreover, millions of people that are alive today may not live to see another day. Ironic, isn’t it, that many of these people may be stressing over a day they may never experience.
This leaves ONE DAY a week to focus on – TODAY! Although life may not be easy, we can deal with virtually any problem, sickness, aggravation or setback for one day. (This is especially true for Christians -- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13).
Why do so many people struggle with getting through TODAY? It is because they ADD the regrets of yesterday and the anxieties about tomorrow to today’s agenda. This unhealthy combination creates a burden that is virtually impossible for anyone to bear. Someone has observed, “Age gracefully lightens the hair, but yesterday’s mistakes and tomorrow’s fears act as a strong gray dye”.
Stay focused on today - do what you can, read your Bible and pray all you can, help those you can, and thank God more than you think you should. As for yesterday and tomorrow? Don’t waste your time.
"… seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matt 6:33-34).
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