I have a friend who is dealing with hard. Hard on top of hard, actually.
When I read the following devotion a few days ago, I felt compelled to share it with her. **I** need to constantly be reminded of this, with my fleshly inclination to "plan"/worry. Maybe you need to reminded of this today too?
Jesus Calling, September 22nd:
Trust Me and refuse to worry, for I am your Strength and Song. You are feeling wobbly this morning, looking at difficult times looming ahead, measuring them against your own strength. However, they are not today's tasks - or even tomorrow's. So leave them in the future and come home to the present, where you will find Me waiting for you. Since I am your Strength, I can empower you to handle each task as it comes. Because I am your Song, I can give you Joy as your work alongside Me.
Keep bringing your mind back to the present moment. Among all My creatures, only humans can anticipate future events. This ability is a blessing, but it becomes a curse whenever it is misused. If you use your magnificent mind to worry about tomorrow, you cloak yourself in dark unbelief. However, when the hope of heaven fills your thoughts, the Light of My Presence envelops you. Though heaven is future, it is also present tense. As you walk in the Light with me, you have one foot on earth and one foot in heaven. (Exodus 15:2; 2 Cor. 10:5; Hebrews 10:23)