“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
(Matthew 6:34 niv)
This is my favorite Scripture and I’m learning to apply it in our journey with mum, in Dementia Caregiving, learning to take one day at a time and ‘letting go’ of tomorrow, as ‘tomorrow will worry about itself’.
It’s not easy, because as her children, our concern for mum is her stability and familiarity in her environment with little changes, as much as possible.
This concern was much more felt, recently, when we heard the nursing home, which mum is currently staying, has been bought over by another company. The staffs told us that there’s a chance that mum might be relocated to another place when that building has been renovated by the end of next year.
Situations like these are beyond our control and, at the moment, the only thing we could do is pray to Jesus and hope everything will work out in God’s favor for mum.
Till then, worrying will not help in any way at all but to trust God and take one day at a time with mum.
With that in mind, I’d like to share the chorus of a song sung by Christ Lane, entitled,
“One Day At A Time”:
“One day at a time sweet Jesus
That’s all I’m asking from you.
Just give me the strength
To do everyday what I have to do.
Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus
And tomorrow may never be mine.
Lord help me today, show me the way
One day at a time.”
At this point in time, I hope readers who are facing some uncertainties for their loved ones, whom they are rendering caregiving, will find the words, in this chorus, soothing and encouraging and take it one day at a time.
God bless you!