Written by Lorrene Mcclymont on June 25, 2020
As I sit here typing this after an incredibly tough six months, I can’t help but think that I am still so incredibly blessed in the middle of all of the chaos. There have been a few times over the last few months that I have travelled down the why me path, but it really doesn’t serve me.
When I lost my job in January we were very quickly living on one wage. Then COVID hit and everything changed. There was setback after setback with Centrelink which six months later due to red tape has still not been resolved.
There was a day quite early on, I was crying out the back with my Aunty about how we were going to get through this. I was not sure how were going to pay next weeks rent and get groceries. She looked at me and she said, “Yes but are you ok for today?”
Do you know what? We were ok for that day. That simple sentence flipped my perspective and helped me through some really dark moments. I have used it often when I didn’t think we could get through. I used it to bring myself back to that moment and stop worrying about next week or next month.
God has been incredible in his provision for us. Every time I think that I can’t make it another minute he comes through in an incredible way and I am left so thankful.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, perspective makes a massive difference to how you handle it. Our Pastor has said on occasion, “it’s never as bad as you think it is” and it’s true. The more we obsess over something, the more we bring it into our own head and dwell on it, the worse it looks.
I think that is why that one sentence, Are you ok for today?” was so helpful to me. It just focused my mind, took it off my problem and allowed me to see that Yes. For this minute I was ok. For this day. I was ok. And you know what, for that moment it was enough.