One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your ‘to do’ list? Wishing there was more than 24 hours in a day? Even an abundance of good things can be wearing.

I’m on the brink of a few doors possibly opening in my writing career. While I’m excited about the possibility, it also has meant some unexpected work and deadlines that I hadn’t been planning for. Then throw in the normal tasks for each day, spending time with family, and I can end up feeling a bit frazzled.

I have to remind myself that God won’t give me more than I can accomplish today. I was recently listening to a broadcast by Philip De Courcy and he was talking about God providing what we need-one day at a time. God gives strength for today, not for what we’ll also need tomorrow or next week or next year.

When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray He mentioned this concept of taking one day at a time. I like how the Luke 11:3 (NIV) translates His words.

Give us each day our daily bread.

Each day. Not days or weeks, but each day. One day at a time.

When I look at things in that perspective I can breathe a little easier knowing that God will give me what I need for today. And then He’ll do the same thing tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. What reassurance that I can rest in Him.

Jodie Wolfe About Jodie Wolfe

Jodie Wolfe loves to stroll through history with the characters she creates. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and walking.


  1. Thanks for this reminder, Jodie. I feel like I’m fighting the clock nearly all the time, especially where my writing is concerned. Sometimes I just need to take a deep breath and remind myself the Lord has it all in His hands.

  2. Oh, yes, Jodie, I feel overwhelmed a lot! It’s comforting to know that God has it all planned out and that, eventually, the things He sees as priority will somehow get done!

  3. I know what you mean, Cynthia. It’s easy to feel you are fighting the clock. It takes a concerted effort to place things in God’s hands.

  4. Great thoughts, Patti. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Thank you! Too often, I look at my agenda for the week and get so uptight. I need to remember: focus on today’s agenda.

  6. I know what you mean, Linda. It’s so easy to get uptight when we look more than a day ahead. Thanks for stopping by today. 🙂


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