THE LINK BETWEEN STRENGTH AND DAYS
Deuteronomy 33:25 ‘…and as your days, so shall your strength be.’
This verse is very clear that days and strength go hand in hand.
Not weeks, or months, or years, but days.
With each given day comes the strength we need to face and handle that day.
Each day we need His fresh mercies and His fresh grace and that will carry us through.
The Lord will provide the strength we need for everything that comes our way, day by day and one by one.
Somehow we are designed to be able to manage today.
We are able to look today’s challenges in the face and overcome.
Even the heaviest load can be managed for a day, even if we have to take it moment by moment.
But tomorrow, that is unknown and not guaranteed and there is no strength provided for it. But if tomorrow comes, with it will come the strength from the Lord that we need.
ONE DAY AT A TIME – THE PATTERN OF GOD AND A PATTERN FOR US
Even the example that God set for us works on this principle.
Genesis 1:5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening and there was morning – the first day.
Our Lord worked on the principle of day by day.
Each aspect of creation was wrapped up in the concept of a day.
Each day would have a beginning and an end and God would see that it was good.
There are things that can add to our lives and there are things that can rob us in our lives.
Living one day at a time is the secret to happy and faithfulled lives.
Jude 1:20 ‘But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith…’
A key to building ourselves up in our faith is in living one day at a time and making the best use of that time we are given.
Time is given to us in little compartments called days.
These compartments are special gifts and treasures from the Lord Himself.
Just do the bit of God’s will He intended for you today on the specific day and the rest will take care of itself.
Each day is an opportunity to be taken, harnessed and celebrated.
WHAT DID JESUS SAY?
Matthew 6:34 ‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’
I like the older version of this verse:
‘Take… no thought for the morrow!’
We live in a world dominated by fear, anxiety, depression and stress and these all relate to the future.
Our Lord’s advice to us is that we have nothing to do with the future.
Each day has its own requirements, needs, pressures, successes, joys and griefs.
God will always give us the strength we need for the day and for all He places in that day in His purpose and plan to work all things out for our good.
Charles Kingsley wrote the following:
‘Do today’s duty, fight today’s temptation and do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to the things we cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.’
Jesus said the following: ‘Give us this day our daily bread.’ Matthew 6:11
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