the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year — to a
great bundle of sticks, far too large for us to lift. But God does not
require us to carry the whole bundle at once. He mercifully unties the
bundle, and gives us first one stick, which we are to carry today; and
then another, which we are to carry tomorrow, and so forth.
can easily manage our troubles, if we would only carry the trouble
appointed for each day. But the load will be too heavy for us, if we
carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of
tomorrow to the weight, before we are required to bear it.