Today’s a struggle.

Today kinda sucks. To tell you the truth, I’ve been struggling this week with Covid fatigue, some of my own stuff, the way this country is behaving, and a host of other things. It’s tempting when we’re struggling to reach out for some simple platitudes about how everything will get better or that God keeps promises forever, and while both of those statements are absolutely true, God does keep promises and everything will get better, that doesn’t make today less difficult; it just reminds me that tomorrow might be better.

So if you’re like me and struggling today, it’s ok. Let today be kind of awful. For me, I’ll still turn to my prayers. I’ll read some Bible. I’ll enjoy a beverage of choice perhaps. I’ll let today be awful. I’ll also text that friend I’ve just reconnected with after several years. I’ll sit on the couch with my wife and cats and let that fill in the cracks that I can’t fill for myself. I’ll find a way to walk my path today.

And then tomorrow will come, as it does every time I have a good day or a bad day, or a good month or a bad month, or a good year or a bad year. It’s reassuring that the sunrise doesn’t depend on me and my mood. I think of what Jesus says in Matthew’s Gospel, “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Mt 6.34) Today’s trouble is enough. I’ll let go of yesterday’s trouble and tomorrow’s trouble because they’re not my trouble. Today doesn’t last forever.

And then tomorrow will come.

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