Monday, March 4, 2019
Learning To Trust Jesus for One Day at a Time
In review of Matthew 6:34 it says, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (NCV).
Today’s passage comes from Matthew 6:33-34. I’m told to seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give me everything I need. Given this I don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.
To seek the Kingdom of God above all else means to put God first in my life, to fill my thoughts with his desires, to take his character for my pattern, and to serve and obey him in everything. It’s considering what is really important to me. For People, objects, goals, and other desires will all compete for priority. Any of these can quickly become most important for me if I don't actively choose to give God first place in every area of my life.
Planning for tomorrow would be time well spent; however worrying about tomorrow is time wasted. Somethings it's difficult to tell the difference. Careful planning is thinking ahead about goals, steps, and schedules, and trusting in God's guidance. When done well, planning can help alleviate worry. Worriers, by contrast, are consumed by fear and find it difficult to trust God. They let their plans interfere with their relationship with God. So I shouldn’t let worries about tomorrow affect my relationship with God today.
Hurry creates worry. Matthew 6:34 says, “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (NCV).
I’m told there are two days I should never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow.
I can’t live in the past. I can’t live in the future. I can only live today. Why should I only live one day at a time? First, when I worry about tomorrow’s problems, I’ll miss the blessings of today. Second, I cannot solve tomorrow’s problems with today’s power. When tomorrow arrives, God will give me the power, perspective, grace, and wisdom I need.
The Bible does not say, “Give us this day our WEEKLY bread.” It says, “Give us this day our DAILY bread” (Matthew 6:11 ESV). God wants me to depend on him one day at a time. He will provide everything I need. I will lack nothing.
It’s okay to plan for tomorrow. Just don’t borrow trouble from tomorrow. Trust God for each day as it comes.
So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Just live one day at a time.
What this means to me:
I do not need to worry about tomorrow, for it will have its own set of things to be concerned about. God will take care of tomorrow. I will just learn to live one day at a time.
In summary, don't worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will bring its own worries. Put God first, fill my thoughts with his desires, take his character for my pattern, serve, obey him in everything. When I worry about tomorrow's problems, I'll miss the blessings of today. When tomorrow arrives, God will give me the power, perspective, grace and wisdom I will need for it. It's ok to plan, Just don't borrow trouble from tomorrow. Trust God for each day as it comes.
Father thank you for a nice weekend and for helping piece together what is needed to prepare for our “will’s” and think though my financial stewardship for the future. I pray this morning that you provide me with your wisdom and guidance for today’s activities, help me plan and not worry about tomorrow. Help me to lead my team and to interact rightly with others. I pray this in your Son Jesus name, amen!
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