Today is The Day The Lord Has Made

The song said, “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.” But yesterday can be a troubling entity. It’s gone but it keeps trying to intrude into the here and now. Failures and victories of yesterday are troublesome if they will not stay in the past.

            Yesterday often teams up with shame. The two want to remind you of your terrible past. But even if you chartered a deep-sea fishing vessel, you could not find your sins that God has forgiven and forgotten about.

            Other times yesterday will team up with pride. Past victories are highlighted in your memories. You are tempted to rest and think about how good you are. But be careful that you don’t dislocate your shoulder while patting yourself on the back. Remember this. The Bible says that the pride of life is not of God but of the world and pride usually precedes a fall.

            Tomorrow can be just as problematic as yesterday. Especially because you may not even be breathing tomorrow. Worrying about things that might happen will keep you from enjoying things that are happening. Jesus taught us that we should not worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself.

However, today is the day that the Lord has made and it is good. The wise decisions you made yesterday will pay pleasant dividends today. The good choices you make today will yield a sweet crop tomorrow. So, live in the here and now for the glory of God and the glory of God will brighten your path today.

Douglas & Deborah Huff

From Down Where the Pavement Ends

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