More Than Words | Matthew 6:34 | Devotional
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
When I was growing up there was a plaque hanging in our house that read, “Don’t worry. It may never happen.” I can’t remember exactly where that plaque hung. But as I passed it many times each day the little saying was branded on my brain. So, of course, I never worry. I wish.
Certainly there are some people who take worry to the extreme. Their lives are a tightly wound ball of fear. But for the rest of us who don’t participate in the extreme sport of worry, we still struggle. Many concerns are real—making ends meet in a difficult economy, doctor’s test (“Just to rule out…”), a wayward child, the job, and on and on. Some worries are borrowed—“What will happen if...”, “She should be home by now.” “I didn’t like the way my boss just looked at me. He must have some bad news to tell me.”
Jesus tells us to slow down. Life is to be lived one day at a time. He will provide what we need for that day. He never gives us grace in bulk. He never says, “Here’s a ten pound bag of grace. Use as needed.” He promises only one day at a time and one days worth of grace at a time. So focus on your walk with Christ today. Tomorrow you can start all over.
Lord Jesus, thank you for this great reminder to focus on following hard after you today. Should you grant us another day, we’ll do the same tomorrow. In Your name, Amen.