So Don’t Worry About Tomorrow
Is that you?
If so, then Jesus has a specific word just for you!
Matthew 6:24-34 (NLT)
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.
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[a] 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.”
Many heart conditions are being exposed during this CoVid-19 pandemic. Some are exceedingly dark. Yet others are surprisingly full of goodness and light. We’ve seen and heard stories of incredible acts of kindness and new creative approaches to not just cope, but to actually thrive in the midst of this catastrophe. When people live in the moment with eyes and minds wide awake and alert, they see what others miss. How many ‘novel’ discoveries and devices have emerged from similar past occurrences? God told Isaiah He was doing “something new” and asked, “Do you not see it?”
Where is our faith right now? Who or what is our trust in?