Even with dimout blinds, the morning light streamed into the bedroom producing the soft glow of a new day. My eye lids flutter as my eyes attempted to adjust to an awakened state.
It is within the next few minutes that follow that my mind starts to filter through the plans for the day. I am sure it is similar with you. The kids, the laundry, housework...what's for dinner? Even before we start the day, the "to do list" can seem overwhelming.
For many it is not just the above list that brings heaviness to the heart. For some it is thoughts about paying the bills, finding a job or marital issues. You get discouraged and you dread the day. Weariness sets in. The battle has already started in your mind and you wonder if its even worth getting out of bed.
Realize that despite what your thoughts are, or what your circumstances might be, God's design for your day does not change. He is still in control and He knows the struggles you face. What determines how your day goes will depend on Who you give your day to. You don't need to figure out your day, give it to the One who already has it figured out.
The enemy wants you to keep your eyes on your circumstances. This way he can keep you feeling discouraged and hopeless. God, on the other hand, wants to fill you with hope and peace. Who are you willing to trust your day to? Even though things may not change today, you can have hope that it will. A day with the sun peeping through the clouds is certainly better than a fully overcast day, don't you think?
I was doing some reading several days ago and I came across this quote by Louie Giglio. "God's plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of your day." How true this is.
Phillippians 4:6 tells us " do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
So, I am asking you now, did you give it to God today?
Yes, let's swing our legs over the side of the bed but let us allow them to bend as we fall to our knees before God. Let us start by thanking Him for this new day, give our cares to Him and trust Him with it.
Yes, the first thing on our "to do" list.
"In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly." Psalm 5:3