“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34
Our worry free week continues! Today we’re going to add another aspect to not worrying. We’re NOT going to worry about our Tomorrow (The FUTURE). When you break it down, almost all fear and anxiety surrounding finances and provision has to do with the future: “Will I lose my job?” “How will I make our rent payment??”
Fear of the future can be a tyrant, can’t it?
Jesus starts this command to not worry about tomorrow by first saying, “Therefore”. One basic element of scripture study is “Whenever you see a THEREFORE, go back and see what it’s THERE FOR”. Jesus is saying that we don’t have to worry about our future, because of everything we have just learned in the scriptures prior to this statement.
We learned that:
- God cares for the birds and will care for us because we have MUCH GREATER VALUE!
- God clothes the grass of the field and will also CLOTHE US!
- God knows what we need!
- If we seek FIRST the Kingdom, anything we need will be GIVEN to us!
Take 5 minutes and write a list of things pending in the future that bring you anxiety. (You will actually need a pen and paper today.) Get real with yourself. Identify the points of anxiety in future things, coming payments, financial needs, health needs and commit as many as you can to paper.
Take 5 minutes, re-read the list and think of all that you have learned. God KNOWS what you need. You are INVALUABLE to God and HE WILL provide for you! If you seek FIRST the kingdom, He will provide EVERYTHING you need!
Take the paper, fold it in half, fold it in half again. Get a lighter or match and find a SAFE place to burn the paper. (fireplace, firepit, sink?) SET THE PAPER ON FIRE and watch your anxieties burn up!
Now, get on with TODAY unencumbered with anxiety about tomorrow.
Tell us how you feel!