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What’s on Your Plate?

Is your plate full and even overflowing? And, no, I’m not talking about food. Is your plate full of cares and concerns, worries and wonders, fretting and fuming: things like my children and their school work, my relationship with my spouse or adult children, financial needs, health issues, concern for the future (elections, all the “what if’s”) and much more? Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our plate gets so heavy and full at times we just want to drop it and forget about everything.

There’s an old hymn I’d like you to think about today; “Moment by Moment,” particularly the second, third and fourth verses:

Never a trial that He is not there, Never a burden that He doth not bear, Never a sorrow that He doth not share, Moment by moment, I’m under His care.

Never a heartache, and never a groan, Never a teardrop and never a moan; Never a danger but there on the throne, Moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Never a weakness that He doth not feel, Never a sickness that He cannot heal; Moment by moment, in woe or in weal, Jesus, my Savior, abides with me still.

Chorus: Moment by moment I’m kept in His love, Moment by moment I’ve life from above; Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine; Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Remind yourself often of these words. They are certainly confirmed by scripture. So, when your plate is full and spilling over, remember there’s not a single moment that God isn’t right there with you. Take that plate and give it to the Lord. He’s waiting for you to do that.

“Casting ALL your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” I Pet. 5:7

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