One Day At A Time
As I write, I am sitting out on my deck basking in the warm air and watching the sun fade behind the horizon on Tuesday evening. I am feeling especially reflective right now because Jared and I just returned from my one year check-up with my oncologist. After an MRI and blood work on Friday, we were pleased to learn today that my body looked healthy with no sign of cancer recurrence. Thankful hearts doesn’t even begin to describe our sentiments.
Earlier today while Jared and I sat in the waiting room to be called for my appointment, I couldn’t help but notice the women sitting close to me with scarves on their heads. Oh, how much I can empathize with the journey they are traveling. Then after my appointment as we left the hospital, we rode the elevator with a woman wearing a cute hat on her bald head. “I like your hat,” I told her, remembering all too well how uplifting it was when others commented rather than stared. Desiring to encourage her, I shared with her that I just finished my first year check-up. I asked her where she was in her journey and she replied, “Ten years.” Her response startled me but the elevator doors opened before she could share more details. As Jared and I walked to our car, I felt a bit somber thinking about her situation compared to mine. Ten years?! Just as that thought threatened to steal the joy of my good report, I felt God gently remind me, “One day at a time.”
Oh, right. Thank You, Father, for the reminder. You want me to live fully in today and You will take care of tomorrow. One day, one year at a time…
“It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness
that we are not consumed,
because His [tender] compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion or share, says my living being (my inner self);
therefore will I hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.”
Lamentations 3:22-24, Amplified Version