“Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:34 NRSV

Thought

When you grieve, worry is a natural reaction to questions you ask every day, such as “What should I do about . . .?” and “What will I do when . . . ?” You may worry about your health, your family, or your financial security. When the pain of grief is exacerbated by worry, every concern takes on larger than life importance, meaning, and significance. As you grieve, confront only today’s troubles. They are sufficient for today. There is hope for tomorrow.

Prayer

God, today’s trouble is indeed enough for today. I am grateful that you give me life for each new day. I know that in you there is relief from today’s trouble. Amen.

Assurance

Worry cannot resolve today’s trouble.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012