Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Holman Christian Standard Bible – Matthew 6:34)
This statement is very true.
Some days it feels more like it than others, though.
When things are going well, or you are in a deep routine and life seems to go on and on the same way, it may not seem that each day has enough trouble of its own.
Then you get hit with something that is overwhelming.
One song that has given me great comfort in a recent family crisis is the one by Casting Crowns:
Words to songs with deep meaning can help you through a difficult time.
Another thing I have found so very helpful during this time is just talking with friends. Seek out friends who have been through what you have been through.
Also, if you have been through something, reach out to someone who is going through what you have been through. It helps to know when you are going through a crisis that someone else has gone through it and made it to the other side. Or even if the result wasn’t so great to know that someone else understands.
When life is difficult, it is often not the big things that help as much as the ones that may seem little.
Listening to someone is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.
Perhaps that’s why Paul often talked about how he thanked God for people he wrote to:
I Corinthians 1:4
I Thessalonians 1:2
Don’t think that just being there and listening isn’t important to your friend in a crisis. It’s the best gift you can give.