So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16
There’s a sinking feeling I get
When I see my fridge emptying
Or my bank balance receding,
As a consequence of consuming food
And spending money.
This is somewhat illogical, but I can’t help but hate
Perhaps the worst manifestation of this
Is my need for daily encouragement
For how hungry my heart gets for assurance
As though yesterday’s victories were not enough.
I resent how much I need love
How desperately my mind craves recognition
How today’s anxieties are just as wearisome
This is the reality of the day to day.
Yet God in His wisdom
Knows that each day has its own trouble
So He gave each new day
It’s own mercies;
So responsive He is, to our daily realities
That we need not “stock up” for tomorrow
For we know He will be there
Ever ready, giving us just what we need for that day;
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Adapted from sermon by John Piper, see here: https://youtu.be/Wu2CdY_vY3A