by J.R. Miller
“As your days, so shall your strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:25
We have nothing to do with life in the aggregate — that great bulk of duties, responsibilities, struggles, and trials which belong to a course of years. We really have nothing to do even with the nearest of the days before us — tomorrow. Our sole business is with the one little day which is now passing. Its burdens will not crush us; we can easily carry them until the sun goes down. We can always get along for one short day; it is the projection of life into the long future, which dismays and appalls us.
Each day is, in a certain sense, a complete life by itself. It has
its own duties,
its own trials,
its own burdens,
and its own needs.
The very best we can do for the perfecting of our life as a whole, is to live the one day well.
We should put all our thought and energy and skill into the duty of each day, wasting no strength, either in grieving over yesterday’s failures or in anxiety about tomorrow’s responsibilities.
This lesson makes life easy and simple.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34