“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
Have you ever wondered what it will be like to get older? Where you will be five years from now? I don’t know about you, but my mind is always jumping about ten steps ahead of me into the unknown that is my imagination. It is hard to stop it, nearly impossible. It is as we have this understanding that if we try to plan the future, that we will be able to control what happens. This happens with the smallest of things, such as what we will wear tomorrow, to the bigger things that include marriage and career choices. No matter what, it is almost as if it is impossible to live in the moment, especially when we have a culture that tells us that being present is the definition of being behind.
The truth is, that although it is important to keep our futures in mind, because some things just need to be prepared for, it is important that we be present with God. After all, no matter what, tomorrow is inevitable, and as much as we try to have control of everything, we are not even promised tomorrow in the first place. Sorry to get morbid with y’all, but it is true. So why, if we do not really have control of the future, do we tend to neglect the time that our Father so desperately wants to spend with us?
I have this tendency to worry about way to much…like seriously…way too much. Lately it has gotten bad enough that I have undergone a couple of panic attacks. This is ridiculous, as well as completely preventable! I find that there is no point in worrying about tomorrow. I love the verse that comes a little before the one above, Matthew 6:27, which says, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” <<SLAP!>> How much time have we wasted by worrying about things that are already in God’s hands? After all, if we have truly given our lives to Christ, then why are we trying to hold on to the pointless worries and struggles that we are faced with?
My prayer is that as we go through each day, we are living within the relationship that we have with Jesus Christ. He wants all of us, even the pointless things that get under our skin! I pray that we will be constantly aware of His presence in our lives, and that we will allow him to go before us and behind us, allowing him to take our hand in every moment of every day.