Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for it will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s owm,” (NIV)
The past is gone, the future isn’t here yet, so today is what we have to focus on. There’s alot going on today that needs taken care of. Whatever the day holds for you shuch as, but not limited to: doctor’s appointments, Grocery shopping, Household chores, Taking care of the kiddos, your job. Maybe your worrying about something serious like: Health issues, A terminal illness, struggeling to make ends meet. Each day you wake up is a new day one, clean slate, what do we focus on for today.
Sure there are some things that need planning for the future, such as: Planning for marriage, A family, education, Building a house, Changing housing, Bills, Making Doctor’s appointments, Planning any treatments you may need. Planning for later is time well spent. However, Worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. Careful planning is thinking ahead, and trusting God’s guidance that things will turn out okay. Worriers, are sometimes crippled by fear and anxiety. Sometimes worriers find it difficult to trust God.
Matthew 11:28-29 ” Come to me, all you who are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn frome me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and will find rest for your souls.
Friends, please try not to let your plans interfere with your relationship with God. Don’t let your worries about tomorrow come between you and your relationship with God today. If God cares about the birds, he cares about us beyond our belief. Sometimes we try to but in and try to help him along, we’re really not trusting God, when we meddle in God’s business for us.
Practice The Pause
When tired, pause. When in doubt, pause. When stressed, pause. When angry, pause. And When You Praise, PRAY.
I don’t know who wrote that saying, but Iv’e seen it several times.
Sometimes we forget to pause in the moment. We react without thinking, jump to conclusions, panic and get angry. Sometimes before we know the whole situation (churchleaders.com). When we practice the pause, it gives us time to regroup, become calm, and talk to God.
“Allow your mind to be still and rest in his presence.” ~ Rachel K Kidder
” Don’t let the enemy try to keep you bound with fear. The devil is a liar. Stay in faith and trust the prosess. Be still, God has a plan.” ~ Germany Kent
Blessings Friends ~~Paula~~