It’s tempting, habitual even, to worry about what is ahead. Sometimes about what is happening tomorrow, next week or even next year. We can worry about work, about events coming up, changes that are to happen. We can worry as to how we will cope – or will we cope? Will God give us strength and grace to cope with that meeting, that appointment, to carry that extra load, to go through uncharted territories? We can spend our day worrying, playing out what if scenarios in our minds. But this gives us no reprieve or solution. All that worry does is rob today of its joy and blessings. All it does is sap today of its strength.
God will give us grace for when that day comes – when it comes. In the meantime He gives us sufficient grace for TODAY. Joseph Prince once wrote “God doesn’t give us tomorrow’s bread today, and today’s bread is not meant for tomorrow.” Each day receives its own portion of grace. Just as God provided manna for the Israelites each day – enough for that day, so He provides us grace for each of our days.
Jesus taught us to pray “Give us today our daily bread.” In other words, each day we pray for God’s provision for that day and each day we receive that grace. We can trust our future to God. And we can know that there will be grace waiting there for whatever we face.