Strength equal to the day
"Beulah-Land" or, Words of Cheer for Christian Pilgrims)
worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's
trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:34
Faith does not shed
tears over sorrows which may never come. God never made a Christian
strong enough to stand the strain of today's duties — and all the
load of tomorrow's anxieties piled upon the top of them. The
apostle Paul himself would have broken down, if he had attempted the
foolish experiment. We have a right to ask our Heavenly Father for
strength equal to the day — but we
have no right to ask him for one extra ounce of strength beyond it!
Faith . . .
carries present loads,
feeds on present promises, and
future to a faithful God!
We should not penetrate into the
secrets which tomorrow hides — if we could. It is far better to know
Whom we trust, and that He is able to keep all that we commit to
Him, until the last great day.
We cannot live on yesterday's
meals. As the children of Israel gathered fresh manna every morning — so
must we look upward for a fresh supply of heavenly rations for
the day's march. The secret of happy days is not in our outward
circumstances — but in our own heart life. A large draught of Bible
taken every morning, a throwing open of the soul's windows to the
precious promises of the Master, a few words of fervent prayer, a deed
or two of kindness to the first person you meet — will brighten your
countenance and make your feet "like hinds feet" for the day's march.
"As your days — so shall your strength be." Deuteronomy 33:25