Patricia Hofer

“Foreboding” has to do with the future–dread of what lies ahead

“Day by day” the promise reads; Daily strength for daily needs: Cast foreboding fears away, Take the manna of to-day.” (Josiah Conder 1836)
The word “foreboding” has to do with the future, our dread of what lies ahead. …The way I got through the time of my divorce, and the way I still try to live my life, is by constantly reminding myself to stay within the day. How things will be tomorrow or next week or next year aren’t mine to carry. God supplies the strength “daily” for the needs we encounter “daily.” … Certainly the disciples felt some “foreboding fears” over what was to come when Jesus left them. And yet he told them, “But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves.” The same Lord who was walking and talking with them in that present moment was still going to be there when they needed him, supporting each one of them with “words” and “wisdom” (NIV Luke 21:14-15). I’ve always felt this to be a comforting promise for each of us as well. (Living Calm ©️ 2016)

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