Taking Care of Today Is Enough

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today. New Living Translation of Matthew 6:35

When I read Matthew 6:35 in light of today’s world, I want to shout, “No kidding!” It seems like every day brings new “troubles” and “today’s trouble is (certainly) enough for today.” 

I’m a planner. In doing research for my book about mother loss, I discovered that it’s not unusual for people who have experienced early loss like to feel in control since they lost control of their life’s narrative so early. Planning is an artificial way to feel “in control.” For the first time in my life I’m in a circumstance of not planning beyond a few days. Plane travel—who knows when? House guests—who knows when? Meetings in person—who knows when? I’m going to reframe my frustration into an opportunity to learn to live more fully in the present and let the future just “be” for now.

Affirmation: I can be content without a plan.

Coaching question: In what way does Matthew 6:35 speak to you? 


Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash

One thought on “Taking Care of Today Is Enough

  1. I bet you have a complete list to take to the grocery store too. Glen was a planner and a worrier. He always had lists. But I usually only have partial lists and do impulse buying while walking down the aisles at the store. Thus I sometimes end up with multiple boxes of tea and no cereal over several trips to the store. A friend said the other day in a zoom meeting when asked if she had done something. She replied that she had been too busy doing nothing that she had forgotten to do the thing that she had volunteered to do. Praying that soon I will know what day it is when waking up in the morning without checking my phone calendar. Stay safe and healthy.


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