Going through troubled times causes many to wonder how they will make it through. Those without Christ have nowhere to run to in times of difficulty. Christians should run to the Lord. We must trust Him and let every circumstance in life point us to the Lord. We must never let Satan blind us to the goodness of God in each day of our lives. We must direct our friends’ and families’ attention to the goodness of the Lord, even in our present situation of uncertainty. The Bible teaches that the goodness of God is what leads us to repentance. Here are some things we need to remind ourselves and others of during these days of worldwide uncertainty.
Each Day Is a Gift From God to Us
We should not take any day lightly. Every day is a gift from God, and what we do with that day is our gift to God. This is the way God has packaged life. Think what a day means when we think of it as a gift from God.
When we think about death and how suddenly life comes and goes, we think about life as a moment, as a breeze that blows by and is gone. When we think of the fact that man is of few days and full of trouble, it should make us think, “Please help me not to harbor one thing in my heart and mind that is unresolved. Help me to consider every day as a gift from God.” There are good people who need to say, “Lord, forgive me. I could be a happy person. My family could be pleasant. My life could be pleasant, but I have made a choice to hold on to something that happened in one day, and it is bringing poison and sorrow to every day of my life.” Every day is a gift from God.
God Gives Us What We Need for Every Day
God has promised this. In Psalm 23 the Bible says,
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. This is all we need for each day. As we see friends and family members suffering or who struggle with the fear surrounding our world, does that person need someone to come and say, “I know what you are going through”? Or does he need someone to come and say to him, “God is going to see you through this”?
When we come to a day and we have to deal with something difficult, we have the promise that God will give us each day what we need for that day.
God Is Greater Than Anything We Will Face Any Day
In Matthew 6:28 the Bible says, “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field…” In the midst of our worry we do not take the time to consider the lilies. We have too many “important things” to do to stop and take the time to consider the lilies. How much richer, how much better, how much more peaceful, how wonderful our lives would be if we stopped and considered the lilies. To consider the lilies is to witness God’s care. Read Matthew 6:28-34 prayerfully and consider how the Lord has cared for you.
There is enough to deal with each day; we do not need to borrow trouble from tomorrow. Are we not to plan, think, or ponder about tomorrow? Yes. But we cannot live tomorrow today. We can ruin today by living tomorrow today. We can be unhappy today thinking of all we may deal with and encounter tomorrow. Who knows what a day may bring forth? We can count on the fact that we will face nothing in a day that is greater than our God.
With so many media sources, news outlets, and opinions of others trying to pull us in different directions, we must learn to come into the courts of the Lord, into the presence of God, and discover that our God is able! Every day is a gift from God; no matter the circumstances. He gives is every day what we need. He is greater than anything we will face during any day that we live. All this comes from meeting with the Lord. This is why we declare, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”