Monday, July 02, 2012


It's been a tough week. We lost a very dear Keswick brother - a man who loved the Lord and was serving Him with his whole heart. Another friend is struggling in his walk with the Lord and has stumbled back into sin. And just yesterday, a family member was given a very scary health diagnosis, along with lingering uncertainty until more tests are done.

There is a reason that the Lord has divided our lives into 24-hour increments called days. He knew that we would only be able to handle life in 24-hour segments.

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 33:35 that "your strength will equal your days." That is a wonderful promise. The Lord knows exactly how much strength we will need for each and every day and He promises to provide it. Notice He doesn't say, "your strength will equal your weeks," or "your strength will equal your months." No, He says, "your days." It's like when God provided the daily manna for the Israelites in the wilderness. Each day they had to go out and gather what they needed; they couldn't save any of it until the next day (except for the day before the Sabbath). So we can't look to have tomorrow's strength, or next week's, or next month's......we can only look for today's strength. He will give us tomorrow's strength when we get to tomorrow.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matt. 6:33-34)

"Give us today our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11). When Jesus prayed this, He showed us that we need to be asking the Lord daily to provide for our needs. Every morning, we can "approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).  And the grace that He will give us is sufficient for us, it is enough, it is not lacking (2 Cor. 12:9).

We may not know all that our day holds, but our Lord does. So let's ask Him to provide the strength and the grace that we need; we can trust Him to give us just the right amount.

And as we begin our day, don't forget......."And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee. He will be with thee. He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee. Fear not, neither be dismayed" (Deut. 31:8).

Stacey Poplawski
WOC Graduate

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Just for today Lord keep me healthy happy and learning