Matthew 6:34 Therefore, take no thought about tomorrow, for tomorrow will take thought about the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is the trouble thereof.
This text is a part of what is known as Jesus “sermon on the mount” where He is teaching His disciples and His listeners who have also gathered to hear Him.
Anxiety, worry, fret, distress, agitation, tension, irritability are all common feelings and emotions that affects the decision makings and lives of many on a daily basis.
Jesus tells us to “take no thought”! Do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow. He does not want us making decisions based on fear of the future, which we have no control over. He wants the direction of our life built on and continued on an eternal perspective from eternal truths found in His Bible rather than temporal things of earth.
Take no thought about tomorrow! Every day has enough troubles of it’s own so let your focus be on enjoying the day you have today.
Jesus reminds us that the goal here is to take one day at a time. Worry takes away from today and adds nothing to any day.
Worry not what you shall eat or be clothed with tomorrow for God is already aware and He is already there in tomorrow. He knows all of our needs because He is Omniscient.
As the saints of old reminded me, I am reminding you that God will somehow meet the needs of His people. “The Lord will make a way some how”. Have you ever heard that before? I have all my life for this one of the most favorite sayings of the saints of old.
Worry and anxiety are the fruit of little faith. Confident assurance and security is the fruit of faith that is anchored in God.
I believe God wants us to spend more time building relationships with Him and with one another instead of wasting our time worrying about tomorrow.
The people of Jesus day worried about the basic necessity of food and clothing but in our world today due to gracious donors around the world and locally the need for food and clothing are not as great as it was then for there is plenty of food and clothes giveaways along with other resources in just about every city in the USA.
How is this message relevant to us today? I believe the biggest worry for most people is financial worry about not having enough money to do what needs to be done to carry the daily household expenses.
Eventhough Jesus exhorts us not to worry I believe this is the number one worry today in our society.
Jesus said to His disciples, “instead of worry, seek God”! Above all else, pursue God’s kingdom and His righteousness and everything that we need He will provide.
In other words, seek the rule and reign of God on the throne of our hearts and His righteousness, then what we need will be provided because we put Him first.
Worry adds nothing to our lives but it takes away everything! This is why Jesus commands us to not worry but to trust God to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
God will bless our finances when we take care of His kingdom. A few examples of taking care of God’s kingdom is through our services to God in our service to others by giving of our time to help, witnessing, praying, financial assistance to the needy and poor.
When we use our God given abilities, talents, skills and other resources for the building up of God’s Kingdom we can rest assured that God will make sure we have all that we need.
Tomorrow is not promised but today God’s grace is sufficient for us so we can rest assured in knowing that if God’s grace is sufficient for today then on tomorrow He will be the same God if we see it and again He will supply.
God provided “manna” to His people for 40 years in the wilderness and He is still the same God who is still making provisions for His people even today as you read this blog.
Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?
One day at a time! Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never be ours so Lord help us to take one day at a time. Help us to enjoy today and trust you for tomorrow.
One day at a time! Worry no more!