The Trouble with New Days

Chris watching the Cavaliers Drum Line

 We know that His mercies are new every morning, and that's simply for our benefit since God has no "mornings." When we wake up each new day, we can rest assured that He's already planned to cover us for the day. I was thinking about all of this when I got up early this morning. The trouble is, though, that I woke up with all of yesterday still hanging over my head. 

Maybe you know. There are all those things that I didn't get to, mostly because of caregiving responsibilities, because those cannot be ignored or put off. That often means that I don't get this blog done as regularly as I'd like. It usually means I am running behind on the work I do to make my living. Sigh. That's a big one! Lol... Even though I get up and remind myself that His mercies are enough for today, there's a lot left over to clean up from several yesterdays. What does God do with that, I wonder?

The first thing that comes to mind is that He is consistent. He is faithful. He is fully capable of handling my new day - no matter how much of tomorrow came over with the morning. He will still gather me up and carry me and all my "stuff" through today, no matter how many leftovers I'm carrying from previous days. 1 Peter 5:7 reminds us to bring all our troubles and cares to Him - and then let Him care for us.

There are no qualifiers, quantifiers, limitations, or exclusions in that verse. Just bring it all—from days gone by to years gone by—and he'll take it all. 

So here I stand on the brink of a new day. I'm a packer, so I can see myself as having my backpack on my back stuffed with all my essential "stuff." But my hands are full of today's stuff, too, and I'm not sure where to put anything. On top of all that, my heart is overwhelmed with the emotions that go with caregiving, from grief to overwhelm, sadness to joy. But He just steps in and scoops me and all my stuff up and pulls me close to His heart. And there I sit. Close to the One I love. Near the heart of the One I trust. Content that He will get me through this day, no matter how many days are in it.

Today, I am resolved to trust Him with everything. I'll lean into Him a little closer and wait for Him to help me navigate the heaviness of today. I'll remind myself that I can trust Him with it all. My meditations will be on how I can learn to let Him care for me so I can relax in Him. I'll sit right by His heart, listening for His breath as I trust Him for one more day. Will you join me?


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Affirmations for Caregiver

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  1. On the days that you are too busy or maybe too empty to post, I just keep reading your previous posts over and over. They inspire me so much. Kay

    1. Thank you so much. I'm trying to do better about posting regularly - but as you know the day can get totally out of hand quickly! :-) Thank you for reading so faithfully!




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