So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. Mt. 6:34
When I was growing up I frequented AA meetings with my childhood best friend and her parents. We went to the meetings to babysit- sort of. I suppose we went more to play ourselves. But I did pick up a few things along the way. I heard the Serenity prayer countless times and saw lots of bumper stickers reading, “One Day At A Time.”
Funny how over the years I have stored away little nuggets that have sustained me now. When Azaiah first died, I was overwhelmed by thoughts of how can I live the rest of my life like this. I pictured myself having to endure grief into my old age. But the thing is, I don’t have to prepare to endure this suffering for a life time, just one day at a time.
I may be a little extreme or maybe I am totally normal, but I don’t schedule things these day. I don’t make plans for down the road. I don’t worry about tomorrow, because I have learned today has enough trouble of its own. Today I will just live in my moment. I will survive my grief, not by decades, years or months, just one day at a time.
Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Jm. 4:13-15