Worry About the Future
“Do not worry 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? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his stature?
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?”
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:25-34).
Our Lord desires these individuals that worry to lay aside their troubles and invites them to accept His yoke; He says, “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). In every difficulty, He has His way prepared to bring relief. “No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).
The faithful discharge of today’s duties is the best preparation for tomorrow’s trials. Therefore, do not gather together all tomorrow’s liabilities and worries and add them to the weight of today. Jesus said, “Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34).
In the darkest days, when things are extremely difficult, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Remember always that your life is in His hands.
In placing our faith in God, our strength will be renewed day by day. “Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). For He is able and willing to supply His children with all the help they need. He will give them the wisdom when they need it (James 1:5).
Paul wrote, “He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9, 10).
Therefore, let us not worry about the future but rest in His goodness for He loved us unto death. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). There is no greater love than this (John 15:13)
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