“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” Mark Twain
Isn’t it true, we often worry about things that have not even happened yet or things we have no control over? Jesus speaks directly to this kind of needless worry. In Matthew 6:26 He tells us this, “Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” He goes on a few verses later to remind us, “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Whatever happens today, good or bad, easy or hard, will not catch God off guard. God is not surprised by what happens today. So trust that God is in control, and regardless of your circumstances, do not let worry overwhelm or consume you. Focus on the sun that is ready to burst out from behind the clouds.
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom
And we will close with these words from scripture, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
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New Bern, North Carolina