The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey


 

"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6 v 34

Just for today

Last Monday morning as I was sitting having my usual quiet time, the words from an old hymn we used to sing in my childhood church popped into my mind. 'Lord for tomorrow and it's needs, I do not pray. Keep me my God from stain of sin, just for today'. In particular, those three words, Just for today stuck in my thoughts. As I sit before God, quietly in the early morning, He wants me to bring to Him 'today', quite simply just 'today'. Because He knows full well that today is all we have. We don't yet have the troubles and trials of tomorrow as we haven't yet lived our tomorrow. But for our today, for what we will face as this new morning dawns, He wants us to bring every part of that and commit it into His hands and to commit our lives that very day into his care and His keeping. He doesn't want us to spend a moment worrying about tomorrow; as we read in Matthew 6 v 34, today's trouble is enough for today....and tomorrow's trouble will be enough for tomorrow.

So, as you are sitting quietly in the morning, bring to Him all that the day ahead will hold and simply say these words to Him 'keep me my God from stain of sin, just for today'