Today Is A Good Day

This has been my mantra lately….”Today is a good day”.  At this time in the life of our family, every tomorrow is uncertain.  We don’t know what the next day is going to bring us.  But isn’t that true with everyone?  We think we’ve got our days, weeks even years planned out, but ultimately only the Lord knows what our tomorrow holds.  I have to remind myself of this often, as I sometimes find myself letting my thoughts go too far into the future.  I can easily be consumed with fear and anxiety. 

So to combat these thoughts of tomorrow, I am continually reminding myself that “Today is a good day”.  If I will focus on today and all that is good about it, my fears and anxieties about tomorrow begin to fade.  Today, the sun is out after a long, stormy night.  Today, Emilie is at her second day of her new job.  Today, Greg is feeling well enough to go to work.  Today, I got to talk to Katie several times on the phone.  Today, we had new tile installed.  Today, Jacob is feeling very little discomfort after getting his braces on yesterday.  Today, I got to stay home and homeschool my kids.  Today, I have a good marriage, terrific kids, a nice home and plenty of food.  Today, I have wonderful, supportive family and friends.  Today, I have a Savior that loves me so much that He gave His life for me.  Today, I have a God who is always faithful, always good and always with me.  Yes, today is a good day!

My devotion this morning goes right along with my new “mantra”.  It is from Jesus Calling.  If you are looking for a daily devotional, I highly recommend this one…it speaks right to my heart almost every day!

“I am leading you, step by step, through your life.  Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day.  Your future looks uncertain and feels flimsy–even precarious.  That is how it should be.  Secret things belong to the Lord, and future things are secret things.  When you try to figure out the future, you are grasping at things that are Mine.  This, like all forms of worry, is an act of rebellion: doubting My promises to care for you.

Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to Me.  I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that.  Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go.”

We haven’t yet heard from the doctors about their recommendations for the next step in Greg’s treatment.  We are thinking it will be in the next day or so.  For now, he is feeling pretty good and is able to work every day.  He continues to have some joint pain, some skin issues and some fatigue.  But for the most part, he is doing really well.  If it weren’t for the side effects from the chemo, you’d never even know that he has cancer. 

We know that the future will consist of some bad days, along with the good days.  That is a fact of life for all of us.  We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but……..Today is a good day!

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Ps. 118:24

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dorcas
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 20:03:13

    I am so blessed by your attitude in the midst of your trial…..you inspire me!

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  2. dmy2121
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 22:31:26

    A classmate of mine, Jimmy Ward, has a son Nick age 22 in a deep coma with severe brain and other injuries after being hit by a drunk driver while he walked home from work about 11 days ago. Jimmy’s wife reads Jesus Calling daily, as do I, and found today’s message speaking to her heart as well — as they take one day at a time and find the good in it, living in faith and not fear. I am learning from you both and pray for Greg and Nick daily, trusting God’s plan for us all, but praying for complete healing of Greg’s body. Thanks for the update and the message!

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  3. Michele Bradfield
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 23:27:39

    Glad you are writing! You may never know how your words could be touching someone right now. Plus, I think writing is good for the soul. Continuing to pray for you …

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