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.- Matthew 6:34
While some people may interpret that to mean we should simply live like leaves blowing in the wind, Jesus is not referring to living life recklessly with no plan whatsoever. He is talking about allowing the cares of this world to overwhelm us and distract us from God and His plan.
I suspect that we have all been guilty of this although some of us seem to have to be reminded of this time and time again. I fall into the latter category.
I can give as many testimonies as the next person about God's provision both through natural and supernatural means. Yet despite all of that, there are times when I conveniently forget what God has done, open up the window Worry is banging on... and let him in.
Oops! Do you realize that Worry does not like to leave once he has managed to take up residence in your mind? Oh no. Worry likes to find a comfortable chair to sit down in and immediately sends you scurrying off to the kitchen because Worry always demands to be constantly fed, immediately.
In the sixth chapter of Matthew, Jesus tells us how God cares for all of things. He tells of the birds and the lilies of the field. He tells us that if God cares for those things... how much more will He care for us?
Notice that when Jesus is telling us to not worry about tomorrow, it is not a suggestion. It is a command. We are not to entertain Worry! Yet how often do we do just that?
What is our defense against worry? Seeking God. When we truly enter into the presence of God, it is impossible to experience worry. Anyone who says otherwise has not truly been in the presence of God. It is impossible.
Perhaps instead of asking God to remove our worry from us, we should be asking Him to draw us into His presence. Instead of taking thought for the morrow, perhaps we need to begin to take thought of Him. Do we ever think about that?
Yes, Him. Most things we worry about will not amount to much, in the eternal realm. If it will we need to give it to Christ, He will take care of it. Great scripture K . God Bless.
Thanks K. Very appropriate message for me right about now.
Grace to you,
(I can't believe I almost missed this blog!)
Anyone who says otherwise has not truly been in the presence of God. It is impossible.
Oh my, how true that statement is! Thanks for the reminder. Shall we all go Aussie? No worries! Once you've been in the presence, you just grave it!