Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekly Wisdom - Worry

I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

Obviously, we have no way of knowing what our future will be; however, as Christians, we know the one who knows--God.

We should not worry about the future, because our times are in His hands (Psalm 31:15). In other words, God will give you what you need when you need it.

Therefore, it is no surprise that Jesus repeatedly tells us not to worry: "Do not worry about tomorrow" (Matthew 6:34).

Again, Jesus emphasized that God loves and cares for us, and we therefore should not worry about our life: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" (Matthew 6:25-27).

Although you don't know what God has in store for you, be assured that He has a good plan for your life (see Romans 8:28). Because He has such a good plan for you, there is no need to worry about life. Although you don't know what tomorrow holds, you have the opportunity to know the one who holds tomorrow!



5thsister said...

Let go and let God! Love it! Thanks for posting this as I can be the biggest worrywart! I always need to be reminded to just let go. God is in control.

Love ya!

HeatherLynn said...

whew...boy did I need to read THIS today!

Thanks for being so inspirational MJ.


Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

My mom always showed us that worry was not necessary, and in fact, it makes things worse. She was a single mom with three kids and no money, but she never let us see her worry; she told us that to worry was to not trust in God. Thanks for the reminder.

Jenn Erickson said...

MJ, you have a gift of quoting scripture in way that is relevant, inspiring, simple, yet profound! Thank you, also, for the beautiful song!

kys said...

This is one that I'm getting a little, tiny bit better at. It has not been easy.