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.