Today I went to classes as usual, and came home.

Today I watched TV, read part of a book, and was asked to take my brother to baseball practice.

Today I didn’t want to take him. I didn’t want to spend an hour in the car. I wanted to keep reading.

Today I got annoyed when my mom didn’t want to take him, but I realized it wasn’t a big deal and fixed my attitude.

Today, I got in the car, drove my brother to baseball practice, and drove home.

Today on the way home, I seemed to get behind all the slow cars and catch almost all the red lights.

Today I got frustrated that it was taking so long to get home.

Today I put on music, sang out loud, and remembered that His plans are for good. Even plans that put me behind slow drivers. So…

Today I was okay being behind the slow ones and catching the lights.

Today I thought, ‘Maybe He’s protecting me from some accident. Or maybe He’s just protecting me in some way by making it take longer for me to get home.’

Today…today I watched the car in front of me swerve back and forth like crazy, thankfully missing on coming traffic, and then run off the road and crash into trees and a fence. Literally a minute after I had been thinking He was protecting me from an accident.

Today He protected me.

Today He helped me calmly pull over and call 911 for the first (and hopefully only) time in my life.

Today I freaked out, but He helped me.

Today I was so shaken up that I accidentally told the dispatcher one of the wrong roads without realizing it until I hung up. Thankfully they seemed to know where I was talking about.

Today I passed a fire engine and an ambulance on the way home…both not going where the accident was.

Today I prayed a lot in a few short minutes.

Today I realized that I still have today. I must live for TODAY. Not for tomorrow and not for Christmas or summer. Not for when healing comes or when I know the right answers. I must live for today. It’s as simple, yet so complicated at times. Today I wasn’t planning on writing this. I was planning on writing about where I’ve been the past few days. I was planning on posting pictures. Today God had another plan.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Today I realized that I still have today.