"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." ~Matthew 6:33-34
There is such wisdom in these verses. How often I have gotten myself all worked up over imagined catastrophes and "what ifs". It is usually all for nought. Time I can never get back. Wasted.
Though we are going through trying times right now, I am not going to worry myself with what tomorrow may bring. Instead, I am going to focus on today.
What can I do to bring joy to my family?
What meal can I cook that they will enjoy, nourishing both body and spirit?
How can I bring encouragement to my husband?
What homemaking needs to be done today?
Is there any area of the yard that needs attention?
See, when I take my mind off of myself and my feelings, I find it so much easier to give of myself to my family. I can't mope around the house feeling sorry for myself, as tempting as it may be. I have to build myself up in the Word and smile. I have to be a little silly and laugh, for my family's sake. If Mama is happy and smiling, then they do not worry too much, which is as it should be.
There is great comfort in knowing I am not walking this fiery trial alone. Jesus is right there with me and will see me through. Whatever trials you may be going through today, know that He is with you, too!