Praise be to the Lord . . . who
daily bears our burdens.
I have a bad habit of mentally composing confrontational speeches before there’s even a confrontation. When service providers—or people in general—irritate me, I inwardly rehearse what I’ll say when we talk.
But when I face off with them, instead of being hostile, they’re usually responsive and want to make things right. The problem turned out not to be a problem. I poisoned part of the day.
We need to learn to live within each day’s boundaries. God knew what he was doing when he divided time into twenty-four-hour segments—knew that we could bear the weight of only one day at a time.
Many of the irritations that badger us are imaginings of future conflicts. Frequently, when that time arrives, the problem has already worked itself out.
Living in tomorrow today wastes today.