On February 11, 1861, President-elect Lincoln left his home in Springfield to begin his rail journey to Washington, where he was to be inaugurated a month later. Lincoln had a premonition this would be the last time he would see Springfield. Standing on the rear platform of his railroad car, he bid the townspeople farewell. He closed his remarks with these words: “Today I leave you. I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon General Washington. The great God which guided him must help me. Without the assistance I shall surely fail; with it, I cannot fail.”
The same is true for us, regardless of the tasks we face. Without God’s assistance, we cannot succeed. We may get the dishes washed, the laundry folded, and the beds made…we may get our work done without accident or incident…we may find what we need at the market and manage to keep a schedule. But without God’s help, our lives would be a confused mess.
Does God care about what happens in our day? Absolutely! When we become overwhelmed, making the smallest tasks into mountains, He helps us to “gather ourselves.” Step-by-step He shows us the way and our strength is renewed to go on.
Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way. ~Psalm 23:4