Worried?

by | Mar 6, 2023 | 3 comments

As I got in this shower, a WAVE of “to dos” and “what if’s” and “how will we’s?” slammed against me…leaving me feeling suffocated.

My mind swirled with “I don’t know what to do!” and vivid pictures of all of the ways that things could go wrong.

Ever have that kind of morning?!?

Peter 5:7 was placed on my heart: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

I felt as if Jesus extended a hand to me, and pulled me up out of the water of anxiety and overwhelm. He invited me to lay down every single situation, even burden, every worry at his feet.

He encouraged me:

“Today is YOUR domain. Tomorrow is MINE”

I knew what I had to do… focus on TODAY only. I needed to call upon the Lord for His help TODAY. Ask Him to lead me, and walk with me TODAY. Because, ultimately, tomorrow is “none of my business.” Tomorrow is the Lord’s business.

He’s the only one that knows what Tomorrow will bring.

Jesus spoke very clearly on the subject of worry. In Matthew 25-34 gives us “worrriers” His perspective on the subject:

25Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?f

28And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles strive after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first the kingdom of Godg and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.

Today, I want to encourage you to cast your anxieties at the feet of the Lord. He cares for you. He loves you. He can take all of your worries and doubts. Focus on today. Invite the Lord in today, and ask Him to make clear your steps. He will provide all that you need today.

And when worries of tomorrow pop into your mind, and they will, just remind yourself:

Tomorrow is none of my business! Tomorrow is God’s business!

3 Comments

  1. Tricia JOY Johnson

    Thank you for those much needed message in these times. GOD has our back and He wants us to trust Him with the big and the small things each day and when we flex that Faith and Trust muscle we get stronger and our life improves and our ability to expand our Mission occurs.

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  2. Martha Brognard

    Amen!

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  3. Ruth

    We were given similar information yesterday. Our pastor quoted Martin Luther (great reformist) who said (I’m paraphrasing), “Only think about two days: today and the day of the Lord’s return.” We do what we can in the “now” with an eternal focus/perspective.

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