I spent some time with Heavenly Father today, talking to Him about all the things going on in my life. Some things I was thanking Him for taking care of, others I was questioning Him about, whether or not those things needed to be in my life at all (if you know what I mean).
The fact is, we all face hard times; but more often than not, when we look back we can see how our heavenly Father carried us through. He made a way where there was no way. Somehow this or that fell into place, and it all worked out. I know I can see that, and it seems like the times that I trusted in Him were really special times. They turned out to be times I treasure.
We don’t learn all lessons the first time around, and sometimes we run into the same type of situation over and over. Maybe then it’s time to ask Father to help us understand what it is we are missing in the situation.
I like to write down my prayers in a journal, not every time I pray, but at mile markers anyway. That way I can look back and see what I was praying for and what I felt like I was hearing from the Holy Spirit. I can tell what has changed, whether or not I have changed, too.
Today as I prayed about the things in my life that concerned me, the words that came to me were wonderful. I felt like the Holy Spirit reminded me that everyday is a learning experience, and that I am to spend everyday practicing being in His presence, listening to His voice. He reminded me not to live in the future, because He is here with me today.
When I try to live in the future, it opens the door to fear. I don’t know what the future may hold, so when I try to live there I begin to think, “What if?”. That is a question with too many answers. There is no peace in that type of thinking.
Jesus said, “I Am”. He is! He is here with me today. He is faithful today. He is meeting my needs today. He will never leave me or forsake me. His Word says so. His Word also says, Matthew 6:34, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
So the next time you find your mind wandering off into the future, taking on the cares of another day, remember, Jesus isn’t there yet. He is here with you today, meeting every need you give to Him today! So spend time with Him today, and unload the cares you have today. He is ready and willing to help.