"So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
Matthew 6:34 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Everyday IS a fresh start, so why should we worry about anything? In the past, I was told that if I ever worried it was because my faith was weak or that I didn’t think God was "big enough" to handle my concerns. To that, I say, malarkey! I think there is healthy worrying (read: concern for others). As followers of Jesus, we SHOULD be concerned about others. Our troubles (money/health/safety/etc) can certainly cause us to become unsettled and begin to worry in an unhealthy way. For example, my family and I are awaiting the building of our forever home. There are a lot of details that still need to be addressed and many of those details are out of our hands. So, do we "worry" about that? I think our best option for this, or any other situation that causes concern, is to invite God into the uncertainty. Asking that God would give us HIS peace and wisdom on how to move forward. If your bank account is your worry, same thing. Invite God into the situation and ask His wisdom on how to move forward and be ready to get your hands dirty to earn those extra dollars if needed. Our heavenly Father DOES want us to call on Him and lean on Him for peace and wisdom, so by inviting Him into the situation, He can begin to show you not only how He will carry you through, but He will teach you how to share with others who are dealing with the same concerns and struggles. And by this, we are helping to spread the love and hope of Jesus Christ to all of the world, one person at a time.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that if we are unsettled or worried about something within our lives, that we would humbly ask our Father to walk us through our situations and fill us with His hope and peace. That He would guard us from any unsafe situations and that we would place our trust in the one who knit us together in our mothers’ wombs. I pray that as He brings peace to our chaos, that we would remember that others need the very same hope and peace that is being given to us in our time of need or uncertainty.
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God’s grace on you…