Another beautiful sunrise.
Is it just a coincidence that for three days in the space of less than a week, I have been outside at just the right time to see a glorious, coloured sky? I do not think that it is.
Is it just a coincidence that I felt that I should title my blog as I have? No, I do not think that it was.
God knew that I would need to hold on to the truth which is that with every sun, comes a new day.
The rest of the quote talks of being hopeful for that better day and I am so grateful that I rarely find myself hoping for that better day. Instead most days, I am thankful for the day that I find myself treading.
However this past week I have very much needed the reminder that each day is brand new.
"...and remembering, I keep a grip on hope, God's loyal love...created new every morning."
Lamentations 3:21-23(The Message)
I found myself at a place where as I looked ahead to the coming days, I felt completely overwhelmed and unsure of how I would cope.
Then came a reminder of the simple truth - one day at a time, that is all I need to do. All I need to concern myself with is the day ahead. I do not need to let my thoughts run ahead because when I do I worry and become anxious and I can crumble.
So I set my thoughts on a different path and reminded myself that it was not about 'days'. When I started to feel overwhelmed, I chose to pause and reset my thoughts to the 'day'.
What a wonderful difference it made. Taking each new day as it came and not rushing ahead to tomorrow or the day after or even the day after that, enabled me to focus on the moment I found myself in. Enjoying the day for what it was rather than what it was not.
I began the day being grateful for a new day and at the end of the day I could then be thankful for all that was done.
So, tomorrow will come, bringing with it a new day. I think the rain clouds might replace a bright, brilliant sunrise, however the truth will still be there...