The blog is back. For a while I've been thinking about writing again but I finally sat down and made it happen. The Lord's been saying a whole lot since we started The Body Church and because we have the church, we just share it there. However, there are some things that He says during the week that are not necessarily just for our church family in Atlanta so instead of waiting for Sunday morning we'll just share it here. Consider this your invitation to join us on our journey with The Lord. Now that the pleasantries are over, onward with today's blog.
Matthew 6:34(NKJV) - Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
As I thought through what God wanted to share with us in this first blog He said, "Don't waste today worrying about tomorrow." Every day is precious and not one should be taken for granted. Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time and emotional energy looking ahead instead of making the most of what's right before our eyes. Some of us worry about the future and suffer from anxiety attacks over the "what ifs".
What if things don't work out in our marriage? What if I get fired from my job? What if the economy crashes? What if the oil price goes back up? What if I get sick and can't afford the treatment? What if we lose the house? What if nobody buys our product? What if nobody shows up to my event? What if I lose my investment? What if there's another terrorist attack? What if this happens tomorrow? What if that happens tomorrow? Jesus instructed us to never worry about tomorrow but deal with today's issues today then when tomorrow comes we can deal with with tomorrow's issues then.
Matthew 6:27-33(NKJV) - Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
So why did Jesus make such a big deal about worrying? Any thoughts? Look at Matthew 6:27 above and then think about it. Have you ever worried yourself out of a problem or has worry ever been the solution that led you out of a bad situation? Jesus instructed us not to worry because worrying makes nothing better and many times, only makes things worse. If you don't like a situation and you can do something about it, then do it. If you can't do anything about it put it in God's hands and trust that He would do something. Regardless, don't worry about it because that's a complete waste of your time and energy.
So if God doesn't want you to worry what does He expect you to do when you feel completely helpless? Find out tomorrow.