Read: Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Recently I saw a poster that read –
Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday.
It is ironic that as I am writing this, I am thinking about a meeting I will have tomorrow. What will be the outcome? What if things go well? What will I do next? If I continue I can easily get worked out about something that hasn’t even happened yet.
Fretting about the future does not alter it. I know it is true but still, I struggle with worry. Why? I believe it is a matter of trust that is based on the false assumption that I can control it all.
What happens when we try to control the future by worrying? Worry can make us irritable, depressed, tired, give us headaches, high blood pressure, ulcers….need I go on?
Jesus completed the thought – “do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:31-33).
Am I trusting God with tomorrow and the next day and the next? Am I seeking Him first?