There an old devotional book entitled “Daily Strength for Daily Needs,” which I’ve found a source of encouragement from time to time; but the best thing about it is the title. That’s what we need every 24 hours–daily strength for daily needs.
Yesterday, for example, I was nervous going into the day because of its busy-ness. I had two morning sermons on the rather difficult subject of whether or not the church will be raptured before the tribulation; then a two o’clock audio taping; then a four o’clock Discovery Dinner that required speaking and fielding questions for about an hour. Then our six o’clock service with another “rapture-sermon” and concluding with the Lord’s Supper. In between were scores of conversations and general greetings, not to mention a handful of MS-related difficulties with Katrina. I was afraid my voice might fail or my energy would falter.
But no, they didn’t. I was borne through the day.
Deuteronomy 33:25 says, “As your days, so shall your strength be.” We always find it’s true: The Lord gives us just enough strength for each day’s assigned tasks. As someone once wrote: “At home or abroad, on the land, on the sea, / As your days may demand shall your strength ever be.”