I will be the first to admit that living one day at a time is tough. I want to know what is ahead and have a plan all lined up for it. I recently read a quote from E. M. Bounds in which he writes that God invites us to live one day at a time and allow him to take care of our tomorrows for us. I know that, but I needed to be reminded of it.
“When we pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” we are, in a measure, shutting tomorrow out of our prayer. We do not live in tomorrow but in today. We do not seek tomorrow’s grace or tomorrow’s bread. They thrive best, and get the most out of life, who live in the living present. They pray best who pray for today’s needs, not for tomorrow’s, which may render our prayers unnecessary and redundant by not existing at all! True prayers are born of present trials and present needs. Bread, for today, is bread enough. —E. M. Bounds
I was reminded of Matthew 6:34 when I read this quote. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” [ESV]