Jesus said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Seems easy enough, right?
What about your finances? Got a credit card payment that’s inching up each month? How are you going to pay it? What if you lose your job? What if something happens to you?
What about your health? Was that cough from allergies or something more? That cut you got in the kitchen, did you get it bandaged right or will it get infected?
Why about your safety? There are crazies on the road! What if you get hit? What if there’s another shooting and it’s where you are?
Did any of these come near to where your thoughts go? Seemingly unbidden? You don’t actually plan to think them, then there you are, frozen, right in the middle of them.
See, in actuality, on our own, this not worrying about tomorrow is HARD! We have to be mindful of what we’re really thinking, then replace those worried thoughts with positive thoughts, then start with the new worries that pop up.
If we will recognize the faithful love of God toward us, the fact that He loves us enough to rescue us from eternal death with His own death, we can let go of worry for today, tomorrow, and forever.
If we will slow down enough to know that God holds us AND time in His hands, we can toss worry out the nearest window.
If we will replace each worried thought with scripture, we can watch worry run for the door!
Here’s a great one to start with. When worry slides it’s slimy self into your thinking, say out loud: “No. Jesus said not to worry about tomorrow. He said tomorrow will bring its own worries. The Lord says today’s trouble is enough for today. I’m trusting Him.”
Repeat as necessary. Put your trust fully in Almighty God and step out of your frozen place into life abundant.
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