I think that it’s normal for us to be concerned about our future. We can plan for the future but the reality of our life is that we don’t really know what will happen from one minute to the next!
I used to have terrible anxiety and panic attacks over things that might happen. I’m sure that’s why I have white hair now. My life was one anxious thought after another. I would wake up in the morning and immediately an anxious thought would come and the whole vicious cycle would start over again for another day. I knew the scriptures but I just couldn’t seem to get over my anxiety issues. But it was this verse from Matthew 6:34 that gave me another perspective. It says:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Did you know that God has a plan for your life? This verse is telling us that we only have enough strength to handle one day at a time – not today and all the days in our future all at once. I learned that I could trust the Lord with all my tomorrows!
Child of God, are you letting God take care of you and giving all your problems and fears to Him? This is we can have joy each day. When we leave all our fears with our Lord and Saviour, we can live in joy. God’s love and grace will carry us much further than our frantic attempts at controlling our lives will ever take us!