Crossway features a brief post by Betsy Childs Howard that seeks to remind us that God sustains us through longs seasons of waiting one day at a time.
Grace, One Day at a Time
You may get to a point someday when you think, “I really can’t wait any more. I can’t do this for the rest of my life.” You feel that you simply don’t have what it takes to wait well for a lifetime. You know what? You don’t. And that’s good news.
You do have everything you need to wait well today.
God doesn’t promise us grace in a lifetime supply; he promises us grace one day at a time. Hebrews 4:16 speaks to the reality that God gives grace to help in time of need. It helps to remember how the Lord dealt with the Israelites when he gave them manna. He wouldn’t let them keep it overnight. Indeed, it would spoil if they kept it overnight. So they had to go to bed every night with empty cupboards, trusting that God was going to provide what they needed in the morning.
Our seasons of waiting are the same in that God gives you what you need for today, and then tomorrow you need to seek what you need for tomorrow. For example, you may not feel like you can get through endless cycles of chemotherapy. But can you get through today? Can you get through the next twenty-four hours? Then tomorrow ask yourself the same thing, “Do I have what I need to get through today?”
Seek God’s grace one day at a time and don’t be overwhelmed with what the future holds. He has promised to provide exactly what you need.