One Day at a Time

Proverbs 11:2

People who refuse to get bogged down in and anchored to the past are those who pursue the objectives of the future.

People who do this are seldom petty. They are too involved in getting a job done to be occupied with yesterday’s hurts and concerns . . . .

I know human nature well enough to realize that some people excuse their bitterness over past hurts by thinking, “It’s too late to change. I’ve been injured and the wrong done against me is too great for me ever to forget it.”

But when God holds out hope, when God makes promises, then God says, “It can be done.”

With each new dawn there is delivered to your door a fresh, new package called “today.” God has designed us in such a way that we can handle only one package at a time . . . and all the grace we need will be supplied by Him as we live out that day.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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