We’re all familiar with Matthew 6 where Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow:
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
It’s so true! Although my daughter was ill and spent Mother’s Day weekend in the hospital, April & May 2014 were low-key in comparison to the prior year and I was truly thankful! For the first time ever, I could just be a mom without the weight of a job (and deadlines!) looming over me.
I didn’t want to think about tomorrow – well, to be honest…. I didn’t really want to think about much of anything. But the prior year really taught me so much about who God is and I really enjoyed resting in His arms without my faith being tested. I was still battle weary and even though I knew in my heart more challenging times with my dad lay ahead, I didn’t want to think about it. And if I didn’t think about it? You got it – I wouldn’t worry.
It’s easy to sit on this side of yesterday and see things so clearly, isn’t it? The trick with worry isn’t so much not thinking about unknowns; it’s looking to God with confidence He knows our unknowns.