DEVOTIONAL: WALKING WITH GOD ONE DAY AT A TIME

One evening I was praying on the dimly lit rooftop of a university building. I was in deep conversation with the Lord, wrestling with a difficult situation while pacing frantically back and forth on the cemented pavement between well-worn benches and low lying shrubs. I had so many thoughts racing through my mind; so many questions needing answers. Feeling terribly frustrated, I looked up at the sky and cried out to the Lord for an answer; for a sign; for His voice – for something!

Suddenly a gentle calmness fell over me and in that moment I noticed a beam of moonlight shining directly onto a small spider, spinning its web on a low lying shrub next to me. This little silvery creature was busily casting several spokes on neighbouring bushes. Soon enough, he began moving from spoke to spoke, shooting thin glistening lines of web in the air with great precision; connecting each spoke one thread at a time. It was then that a gentle but firm thought penetrated my mind saying, ‘Marcha, do not be anxious. Just trust me to your look after your future. Like the patient weaving of the spider’s thread from one spoke to another, I want you to just take the time to breathe and walk with me through your situation one day at a time’.

One day at a time was what I needed to relieve my anxious mind. One day at a time is all we can really handle – the future is His to hold. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious, struggling with a problem that seems impossible to solve, trust Him who holds all your tomorrows in the palm of His hands (Jeremiah 29:11). Take a deep breath - and present your situation prayerfully before a Heavenly Father that cares deeply about your struggle (1Peter 5:7). Then let Him walk through this matter with you at a pace that you can handle - one day at a time.

2 comments

  • Judy MacDonnell

    Judy MacDonnell Brisbane

    I was so blessed to be able to attend your meetings at Pine Rivers church this weekend. Thank you Marcha for your messages of encouragement. You helped me see more than ever before how much I need Jesus to help me with healing and forgiveness. I hope you will continue to have time to share this message even while you're working in the hospital setting! I've shared this devotional on Facebook.

    I was so blessed to be able to attend your meetings at Pine Rivers church this weekend. Thank you Marcha for your messages of encouragement. You helped me see more than ever before how much I need Jesus to help me with healing and forgiveness. I hope you will continue to have time to share this message even while you're working in the hospital setting! I've shared this devotional on Facebook.

  • Marcha William

    Marcha William

    Thank you so much for your comments Judy - I am so glad and very encouraged to hear that you were blessed by the messages at Pine Rivers. By God's grace, I will definitely keep sharing this message wherever He opens the door, even while working at the hospital. Please keep my ministry in your prayers - I will keep in touch too via my mailing list for up coming developments. Blessings and take care, M :)

    Thank you so much for your comments Judy - I am so glad and very encouraged to hear that you were blessed by the messages at Pine Rivers. By God's grace, I will definitely keep sharing this message wherever He opens the door, even while working at the hospital. Please keep my ministry in your prayers - I will keep in touch too via my mailing list for up coming developments. Blessings and take care, M smile

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