Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Why Worry About Tomorrow?

It is so easy for us to worry about what tomorrow is going to bring that we forget to take care of the troubles of today and also to enjoy the happy things of today. There will be troubles in each day but many of them will work themselves out with the help of the Lord so there is no need to worry.

Matthew 6:34; "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof".

Each day has its own cares and grievance but it also has its own strength. We need to live each day as it comes to us. Let tomorrow take care of its self.

Matthew 6:27; "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature"?

Not one of us can add a day, month, or year to our life by worrying about what tomorrow will bring. Did your realize worry is the absence of faith. Instead of worrying we need to cast all our cares upon the Lord because He cares about us. I Peter 5:7; "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you". Isn't it better to let the Lord take care of all our cares?

This doesn't mean we are not to plan ahead but what it means is not to worry about it.

When casting our cares upon the Lord when we lay down to sleep we will have a restful sleep. Proverbs 3:24; "When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet". It is so nice to lie down and have a restful sleep instead of tossing and turning.

Remember worry is the absence of faith, it is better to keep the faith. Keep our faith and turn our worries and cares over to the Lord.

Here is a poem I received and I think you will enjoy it.
Why Worry About Tomorrow?

Why worry about tomorrow
And the rising of the sun,
Of anguish over past mistakes
That cannot be undone?

Why waste life's precious moments
On things that bruise the heart
When today is ours to fashion
Into a work of art?

Today comes but once, my friend,
It never can return--
So use it wisely while you can,
There's a lesson you may learn.

Let history record the past
And tomorrow come what may.
Be content to do your best
With what you have today!

Poet: Clay Harrison

Remember to keep your faith, give your cares to the Lord, and enjoy the time the Lord has given us.

May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!


Debi said...

Awesome. I've always hear this: Plan like you'll live forever; Live like you are dying today! So, true. I want to be found about my Father's business when He comes for me...either through death or the rapture!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

I love the poems you find Deane! :-)

Casting our worries about tomorrow aside and placing our faith firmly in God's Hands is the only true path to a future.

Wonderful post!

Have a Blessed Day!

Jenifer said...

It can be hard not to worry about things, but if we compare them to the eternal, the worry is meaningless. I want to have faith and focus on God.