Take It One Day at a Time, Remain Gracious, the Holy Spirit Will Make It Work

By |Published On: April 27, 2023|Categories: From Our Founder, Joni's Posts|
Ken leaning down and hugging Joni around the neck, both smiling at the camera.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12

With my disability, I need serious help. I lean on Ken to do many things, but he’s in his 70s now, and I do not want to wear him out. So, I’ve asked a few girlfriends to pitch in and assist with extra routines. One friend can only help sporadically, and another, only on Friday nights. Another girl can help Monday evenings, and a third, on every other Wednesday. Now, I love the fact that they are willing and available, but with a patchwork schedule like that, it could be a calendar nightmare.

But I don’t get anxious. As I age and things get crazier, my go-to Bible verse is Psalm 90:12: Teach me to number my days, oh Lord, that I may apply my heart to your wisdom.

I hear God say, “Joni, take one day at a time, remain gracious, write everything down, and my Spirit will make it work.” And you know what? He does. Whether you’re a quadriplegic or on your feet, life works better doing things one day—and one detail—at a time.

Psalm 90 is a powerful reminder to place in God’s hands the uncertain days ahead and to trust him with his plan for my life.

I can be grateful for God’s provision for my days, and for my girlfriends who come to be his hands and feet to me. And as Colossians 3:24 says, rich will their reward be in heaven! Today, if you need help numbering your days, or relying on Jesus, I invite you to subscribe to receive my daily devotional.

Together we can walk with the Lord, depending on his Spirit and overflowing with gratitude for the helpers he will send our way.

–Joni Eareckson Tada

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