Do not worry about tomorrow
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34
We can always find something to worry about. The ignorant people worry because they don't know enough; the intelligent people worry because they know too much. The rich fear losing what they have; the poor fear not having enough.
The old worry because they're facing death; the young because they're facing life. Like sand in machinery, worry won't lengthen your life, but it may shorten it. Worry is a wound in the heart of God.
"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?" Matthew 6:30. Worry buries blessings.
There are blessings all around if you look. Worry blinds you to the blessings of today. Worry is also an insult to God. Worry has you living like an unbeliever, not someone who has a heavenly Father.
Jesus said, "These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs," Matthew 6:32. Worry is the opposite of faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, "No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.
Three times in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, "Take no thought," which actually means 'take no worry'.
Hurry creates worry and worry could be contagious — it spreads gloom everywhere, taking the joy out of today. Worry steals your joy and strength. When we pile tomorrow's problems onto today, it breaks us down.
You arrive at tomorrow, out of breath because you've been carrying today a double load that God didn't intend. This is why Jesus said in Matthew 6:34, "Don't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own".
Remember there are two days you should never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow. You can't live in the past. You can't live in the future. You can only live today.
When you worry about tomorrow's problems, you miss the blessings of today and you cannot solve tomorrow's problems with today's power.
When tomorrow arrives, God will give you the power, perspective, grace, and wisdom you need. The Bible does not say, "Give us this day our monthly bread. "It says, "Give us this day our daily bread," Matthew 6:11.God wants us to depend on him one day at a time.
Bishop Lalachan Abraham
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