Overwhelmed & Stressed?

overwhelmed stressed worry Aug 30, 2022
Overwhelmed and Stressed?
Life has a way of producing both feelings in us. There's so much to do, so many demands to meet, expectations of others, and our expectations of ourselves. It's hard to keep up with everything.
Yesterday, I was recalling all the things I thought I needed to do and feeling the looming weight of some deadlines months out. So I did what I try to always do, talk to Jesus about it. And he reminded me of something he whispered in my heart years ago...  "If today is always right, tomorrow can never be wrong."
I don't have to worry about tomorrow. I don't have to focus on what's looming. I have to look at today and live it the way I'm supposed to with God. If I live my life today the way I'm supposed to, then tomorrow will be just what it's supposed to be.
God says His Word is a light unto our feet (Psalm 119:105). That means it illuminates about 2 feet in front of us. God often directs us two feet at a time. We step into what we know, and then He will illuminate more. The freedom from stress is lived two feet at a time, walking into what we know. If today is always right, tomorrow can never be wrong.
You know Jesus only did what He saw His father doing (John 5:19). I doubt that there has been anyone who has lived who didn't have more people demanding things from him than Jesus. Jesus didn't let people dictate his schedule or agenda. He spent time with God the Father and only did what His Father directed. Have you asked God what you should be focusing on today? He'll show you what today should look like and lead you and me in peace.