Borrow (One Day At A Time)
Written by power on 19th January 2019
“Maybe you’ve heard the saying, ‘Don’t borrow trouble.’ It means that today has enough trouble of its own, so there’s no point in borrowing any from the future. Jesus tells us the same thing in Matthew chapter 6, when he says, ‘Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.’
Sometimes I find that to be hard advice to follow, as I’ve dealt with anxiety for much of my life, and I tend to get worked up pretty easily. Rather than taking life one day at a time and following Christ’s call to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,’ I often find myself preoccupied with the future, constantly playing out worst case scenarios in my mind.
Often, the future seems like a giant dragon that I’m sure I won’t be able to slay. Its shadow looms over me, causing me to fear the worst. However, many times, as I get closer to that dragon, I realize it isn’t a dragon at all. It’s just a tiny lizard shining a flashlight on itself, making its shadow look much bigger than it is. My worries about the future often eclipse the actual struggle I face when it finally becomes the present.
I wrote ‘Borrow’ as a reminder to live in the here and now, to trust that God is in control. Of course I still need to plan and prepare for the future, but all I really have control over is my reaction to this very moment. This song is a conscious decision to trust that ‘In Christ all things hold together’ (Colossians 1:17). That means that God holds not only this moment, but every moment to come. Because of that, there’s no need to borrow any trouble from the future, and I’m able to take life one day at a time.” Josh Wilson.