By Jessica Daniel
In the blink of an eye, a life is cut short before we even know it due to violence, shootings, accidents, illnesses. Every day brings challenges that we are not ready or prepared to face on our own. How do we cope? How can we face each day knowing that something unexpected could happen at any moment?
For one thing, it is impossible for us to know what each day will bring us or what tomorrow holds. Only God knows. All we need to do is put our trust and hope in Him, and He will provide the protection, strength, joy, comfort and His perfect peace to make it through each day and challenge that we face. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” When we trust God in every area of our lives no matter how difficult, no matter how painful, no matter how devastating, He will deliver and bring us through it.
Life’s challenges are not easy, but even through that trial and through that storm, Jesus brings us peace. When we are in Christ, we do not have to go through life in fear of what tomorrow could bring us. It is all in His hands. We need to live and focus on today, cherishing each moment and time spent with our family and friends and being a light in this dark world. Each day that we have on this earth should be an opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives that we encounter whether it is at school, work, the gym, the store, or no matter where we are–sharing a smile, a kind word, or helping someone in need.
Never take life for granted; make each day of your life count!