Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just Enough for Today

This was one of those mornings, when upon waking, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. It's not that there is anything terrible going on, it's just that most things seem to be difficult. Or so it seems through my eyes today. No matter what direction I look, there is a challenge...a struggle...a mountain that must be conquered. There is just so much to do, I hardly feel I can breathe. I simply describe it as a heaviness of heart. Oh the pressures and distractions of this blessed life. Sometime they do seem like more than I can bear. In the midst of a good cry this morning, I opened up a devotion book that I have come to love. It is called "The Seeking Heart" by Francois Fenelon. Fenelon was a 17th century French Roman Catholic Theologian, poet and writer. Christians have turned to his writings again and again for guidance and help in their quest for a deeper walk with Christ. (You can order most of his written works on The title of my the reading today was, "Live in the Present Moment" I wanted to share a quote from his writings today. Maybe it will give you a wake up call just as it gave me this morning.

He says...Each day there is just enough that God gives you to take care of - nothing more or less is expected of you. Who are you to ask the Lord, "Why are you doing this to me?" (I've been guilty of that) He is the Lord- let Him do what seems good to Him. (that really hit me) You certainly don't need to add your wisdom and your plans to His wise and good plan. The future is not yet yours - perhaps it never will be. And when tomorrow comes it will probably be different from what you had imagined. Above all, live in the present moment and God will give you all the grace you need.

This really touched my heart this morning. And in this very raw moment I was overwhelmed by His love for me. To be reminded once again that He will not give us more than we can bear. To really grab hold of the truth that the earth can change and the mountain can slip into the sea, but His presence will never leave me. It is not mine to question the weight of the burden or what He has chosen to put on my today. He just wants me to know that He is here and a heavy burden requires a mighty hand. Mine is not big enough to handle it. When I need His mighty hand, I seem to walk a little closer and pray a little harder than I have in the past. You see it doesn't matter how heavy or how light. What matters is He has promised to give us just enough for today. That is a great word and all part of my journey today.

1 comment:

  1. Gina, this really spoke to me today...I needed this. thanks.