One day I was taken into a vision where I saw a man standing in “today” (the now) but his soul was trapped in yesterday and consumed with worries of tomorrow; he was absent from where he was actually standing— in the NOW. His focus on yesterday was keeping him stuck in regrets, disappointments, and questions. His obsession with tomorrow was drawing him into heavy burdens, dread, and fear. The joy of his salvation and of the drawing on the grace and mercy for the day at hand was lost in the past and future that he had no control of.
I could see the Lord calling to him to come and live in the day He had planned for him; a day filled with grace, joy, mercy, love, and peace. It was a table set before him with such personal detail and tender love. But, this man had become so accustomed to living in the past or concerning himself about the future that he had lost the gift of the day he was in. He had not enjoyed the delicacies that were set before him for a very long time.
Then, I saw the Lord go into his yesterday and wash away the pain, the regrets, and the questions that had clung to him like a heavy, wet garment.
Then the Lord spoke into his tomorrow and He sent forth angels to prepare the way to bless and prosper him in all his ways. He poured out grace and mercy upon each step he would take. Then He washed the man of the dread, worry, and fear that he was carrying as he considered his future— and He turned his eyes back upon the table set before him today.
Then I saw the Lord wrap him in a clean, light garment. As this man left his past (and all of its outcomes) in the Lord’s hands and entrusted his tomorrow to the Lord’s perfect care, he was able to enter into the amazing grace that the Lord had set for him that day. This man began to laugh with joy. Relief from the sorrows of yesterday and the burdens of tomorrow flooded his soul while peace, rest, and a lightness filled him like a long, deep breath.
The Lord is resetting those who have been dealing with great anxiety, depression, and fear. Allow Him to minister to the pains of yesterday and the fears of tomorrow while drawing you into the beauty and provision of today. There are mercies and graces set before you today that will carry you and give you peace.
This is a work of the Spirit that He is doing even now. Stop and take the time to be with Him; allow Him to do this deep work within you. There is such peace and rest in abiding trust. There is amazing grace that sets you free from having to figure it all out in your own strength. There is joy in the surrender of yesterday and peace in the thoughts of tomorrow as you put your faith in His perfect love and care.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
STAY IN THE NOW!
Ask the Lord to remove your soul from the regrets of yesterday and the burdens of tomorrow. He has gone before you to prepare a future and hope for you so you do not need to worry. He has prepared a table for you today and it has everything you need for the day.
Does a mother set out food for her family that is to be eaten tomorrow? No, it will spoil if it’s set out before mealtime. She only puts out what is for now. God does the same for you. You were never supposed to live on yesterday’s spoiled food or sit at tomorrow’s table that has not yet been set before you. There is perfect provision for today— pull yourself up to the table set before you today— He is there waiting to commune with you.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Inscribe Ministries
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