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There is a great conflict within all of us as to what day we should be focusing on right now. Although wisdom usually teaches us to focus on what is going on right now, to live life, I think it is really easy to get caught up with either reflecting on the past or worrying about the future.
The reason why it is so easy to worry about the future is because there are a million things that we want to go right, but we have so little control over it. We can plan, but things change all the time. We can save our money, but we don’t know what that money will be worth. We can control our health, but we can’t control the breakout of some future disease.
So we worry.
But Jesus had an answer for us:
Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day [is] its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 31-34 (NKJV)
We can all make a long list of all the things that we worry about, from what will happen tomorrow morning to what will happen when I become elderly and can’t take care of myself.
Jesus said that we have enough going on today to deal with, so why worry about what we can’t control in the future?
There’s no good reason to worry, but a great reason not to: God is in control.
If you get hurt tomorrow, God is in control. If you are blessed tomorrow, God is in control.
So instead of worrying, seek God with your time, seek God’s kingdom and seek God’s righteousness and you won’t have a thing to worry about today, tomorrow or at the end of time.