Jesus once said, “Don’t worry about everyday life.” So, what would He have us do? Live one day at a time.
We can pray about tomorrow and what we may need or want to avoid – such as trusting God for our necessities and enabling us to overcome temptation. We can pray that tomorrow will bring us greater blessings than we have ever experienced. We can pray that God will increase our faith, grow our trust and increase our hope in Him. But it is foolish to live for tomorrow.
It is not the problems of today that destroy us. It is, instead, focusing on the failures of yesterday and the fears of tomorrow that may never materialize.
Worry does not work. It cannot erase our past mistakes or guarantee us a problem-free future. What it can and will do, however, is destroy our confidence in the forgiveness of God and assurance that He will be with us until we are at last with Him in Heaven.
Worry will sap us of our strength, weaken our will, infuse us with fear, paralyze our productivity and inhibit us from helping others. These behaviors reduce or eliminate our ability to trust God to provide for our every need.
Turning our worries into concerns and asking God to forgive us and guide us will bring His peace into our lives.
Prayer: Enable us, Father, to place all of our life in Your hands – our failures and fears, our frustrations and especially our future – knowing that You care for us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Read more…)