There are two thieves that will try to steal your peace, yesterday and tomorrow, don’t allow them. Do you ever have an attack of the ‘what ifs’ What if my mind goes blank in the exam? What if he/she dumps me for someone else? What if? What if? What if? Look out, you’re about to be paralysed by worry.
Jesus clearly said, don’t worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:34). Why? Because He knew you’d have enough problems to handle today! His grace has not got a best before date. It will still be just as fresh in the morning. The other area in which we get into trouble is re-playing the regrets of yesterday. Everybody makes mistakes. We all say and do things we wish we hadn’t said or done. But God says to you, forget all that, it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. I am about to do a brand new thing. In fact, I’ve already started! Can’t you see it? Trust God to make it work out right.
Look around you, God will make all the problems from yesterday evaporate like the dew on a hot summer morning. And if you’ve said something daft to someone, instead of worrying about whether or not they’ll ever speak to you again, ask the Lord to let them know your heart was right, even though you put your foot in your mouth. Trust God to work on them. That way you don’t have to spend the rest of the week worrying. Are you up for it? Go on, live in one day at a time and enjoy His goodness and grace.