Worrying About Tomorrow

If you are like any other human being, we all have the tendency to worry about tomorrow.  Living in a world of cell phones, world news, Facebook, etc., we are being bombarded by problems in all parts of the world and in the lives of other people.

Our bodies were never designed to be a constant state of worry about everything and everybody.

There is an interesting statement made by Jesus in Matt. 6.  After explaining to us that we should not worry about what we should eat or what we should wear because God provides even for the things of nature, Jesus makes the following statement in Matt. 6: 34 “Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.  Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

The Amplified translation says, “So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own.  Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.”

Besides these great words of wisdom, no one knows what tomorrow will bring.  To the unbeliever, they might say, “you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.”  To me that is a pretty good reason to worry.  

It is not the same for those who have made Jesus their Lord and Savior.  All throughout the Old Testament God says that all He ever wanted was a people that He could provide for and protect.  Sadly, those He wanted to care for kept rejected His offer.

In the New Testament there are many promises by God to provide and protect those who would trust Him.  Jesus is the savior to all mankind. He died to put them in right standing with God by bearing the punishment they deserved for their sin.

The Bible is filled with the promises that God would take care of us.  Yes, we will have to face problems, afflictions and sometimes persecution.  However we are promised in the Word of God, that God will never leave us or forsake us.

Psalm 34: 17 “The righteous cry and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths”

If our steps are ordered of the Lord, we should not be concerned about tomorrow.  Yes, there will be things we hear about, see or try to make us worry but I love the new confession we are making in services at church.

“I am not moved by what I see.  I am not moved by what I hear.  I am not moved by what I feel.  I am only moved by what I believe, and I believe in the Word of God.”

If you truly believe what God tells us in His word, then we have nothing to worry about today or tomorrow.

- Pastor Jim

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