One Day at a Time
Today’s reading: Psalms 65-68
In affluent western society, we are spoiled by the ability to always have a well-stocked pantry and plenty of supplies. In my house, we rarely need to make an emergency trip to the store because we are able to plan ahead and never run out of the basic staples for food and life. But the psalmist reminds us that the Lord “daily bears us up” (Psalm 68:19). Jesus told His disciples to pray, “give us this day, our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11).
We may not live from hand to mouth, physically, but, spiritually, we have a daily need for God’s grace and strength. We never have a month long supply so that we can ignore our need for the Lord, for His Word, for prayer, and for the power of His Spirit to see us through. Trust Him one day at a time.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].