You’ve all seen the bumper sticker, “One Day at a Time”?
The slogan is used by persons struggling with alcohol as
a reminder that one doesn’t have to stay sober forever—just
for today. The key to success is to trust God for the strength
to get by today...just one day. No worry about tomorrow
until it gets here!
The thread of living “one day at a time’ is woven through
the fabric of most major scriptures. God supplied the Israelites
with manna daily (Ex 16:4). The Lord’s mercies are new every
morning (Lam 3:22-23). Jesus taught His followers to ask
for their “daily bread” (Mt 6:11) and to refuse to worry
about tomorrow (36). It’s a lesson we seem to learn with
difficulty, but one that holds the key to life and peace.
The challenges of getting all of our school projects done,
balancing work and co-curricular activities can sometimes
seem overwhelming, and we wonder how we will see things
through to the end. It is easy to fall into a sense of despair.
You can do it! One day at a time, one step at a time. The
Psalmist reminds us that the Lord, “daily loads us with
his benefits.” We are never asked to bear tomorrow’s burdens
with today’s strength. Keep giving your best effort...one
day at a time!