If I’m honest, here’s the basic rhythm of my days:
That ain’t no way to live.
Knowing what we humans are like, Jesus spent a significant chunk of his Sermon on the Mount addressing this very topic. Here’s what he said:
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? (Matthew 6:25-27)
He then equated worrying with a lack of faith:
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (Matthew 6:28-30)
He concluded by diagnosing the heart of our problem: trying to do things ourselves instead of seeking God first:
So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:31-34)
The bottom line? Seek God’s kingdom first, trust Him 100% and STOP WORRYING about tomorrow. It’s the only way to live.
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