Wednesday in the Word

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” Matthew 6:34

I thought of this verse and laughed to myself today as I attempted to remove the permanent marker artwork from the floor that was created by one of the many little hands that fill our household. I considered how it could even be possible for me to think about tomorrow because it’s quite obvious that today holds enough trouble of its own!

However, because I am human, I can always seem to find time to worry about something.

Rooted in each of us is a desire to know what’s coming next. It’s quite uncomfortable to sit with the unknowns of tomorrow, especially when those future events could change the trajectory of our lives. The desire to know more often turns into worry, anxiety and ultimately, fear, because we lack control over the future.

Just like the Israelites who didn’t trust that God would provide enough manna for each day, they tried to save it for the next day. When the next day came they found stinky, worm-infested food. God gave them what they needed for that day, but they wanted to control tomorrow too.

As followers of Christ, we have to loosen that grip and trust that God gives us exactly what we need for each day.

My encouragement to you this week is to take the time to read Matthew 6:25-34. Let the truth of His Word keep you grounded in today and remind you to let God be in control of your tomorrow.