With thanks to David Jeremiah I’m happy to share this excerpt from his book, Journey.
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
The most widely-read book of the twentieth century on the subject of anxiety was Dale Carnegie’s How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, in which the famous self-help expert suggested thirty ways to overcome worry. Carnegie’s first rule was: “Live in day-tight compartments.” While we should plan for the future, we shouldn’t worry about what tomorrow may hold.’
Carnegie said, “You and I are standing at this very second at the meeting place of two eternities: the vast past that has endured forever, and the future that is plunging on to the last syllable of recorded time. We can’t possibly live in either of those eternities…but, by trying to do so, we can wreck both our bodies and our minds. So let’s be content to live the only time we can possibly live: from now until bedtime.”
Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” and the psalmist said, “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Just take life one day at a time, trusting God’s grace from sun up to sun down.
Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle