Do You Worry About Tomorrow?

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Do you worry about tomorrow?  How  many times have you heard someone say “Don’t worry”. It almost seems as though those words are an automatic response when we see someone struggling.  What we worry about comes in many shapes and sizes.  Some of the things we may worry about are bills and debt, our health or someone else’s, our job, our marriage, our family relationships, outcome of situations occurring in our life, and even the direction our world is heading into.  But has your worrying ever made the situation better?

Matthew 6:25-34Matthew 6:25-34
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25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 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.  

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 25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday  life – whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear.  Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  26 Look at the birds.  They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them.  And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  28 And why worry about your clothing?  Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.  They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.  30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.  Why do you have so little faith?  31 So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat?  What will we drink?  What will we wear?’  32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.  33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.  34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.  Today’s trouble is enough for today.

I’m sure you have heard Christians refer to surrendering their life to Jesus.  What does this mean?  This means that you turn your life over to the Lord…you surrender everything in your life, including your troubles.  Allow Him to guide your steps.  This is something that I, personally, struggle with.  Over the years, I have gotten in such a habit of awaking and attacking my day, trying to do everything on my own.  Our human nature is to want to remedy problems as quickly as possible, and by our own means.  Spiritually, we need to hand it to God and allow Him to take control.

How many of you have heard the saying ‘God will never give you anything that you can’t handle’?  1 Corinthians 10:131 Corinthians 10:13
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13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. common...: or, moderate  

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says exactly that!  God is faithful!  He will not give us more than we can stand AND he will show you a way out so that you can endure.  But, you must have ears to listen.  You must have faith in God and His Word.  You must believe that His Word is truth.  And all of this must be done wholeheartedly, 100%.  There is no half-way with God.  We should be thanking Him for all the good in our life, and our trials and tribulation.  You say “Thank God for the bad things in our life?”  Yes!  We are given these struggles for a reason, although we may not always understand them.  Proverbs 3:5Proverbs 3:5
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5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  

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We must also realize that God is not on a time-table.  We sometimes become discouraged because we feel that God is not listening to our prayers, because we don’t recognize His answer or His answer is not coming as quickly as we feel it should be. 1 John 5:14-151 John 5:14-15
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14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: in: or, concerning 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.  

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tells us that God does hear us when we make our requests and will give us what we ask for.

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Written by Mary Hudak-Collins

Mary Hudak-Collins

5 thoughts on “Do You Worry About Tomorrow?

  1. Susan Deborah

    My mother always says, “You either worry or trust him” and she’s quite right. Why should one worry when one can trust. I choose to trust and not worry. Waste of time and energy. But that said, one has to cultivate this attitude otherwise all of a sudden, one cannot leave the old force of habit. Trusting him is the result of having tasted his love and grace.

    Joy always,
    Susan

  2. Vrindavan Rao

    Just beautiful! I love how the texts of bhakti and all other spiritual texts, like the bible, all give us the same message. Love and trust the Lord with all our hearts. 🙂

  3. Martha Orlando

    It took me a long time to stop worrying and start trusting in Him who holds the world in His hands. Now, when troubles come, I go immediately to God and ask for His help. Oh, how this helps!
    Beautiful post, Mary!

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